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The Echidna

The Eastern Long Beaked Echidna


Thesis: Nothing that is
innocent deserves to die.
The Eastern
Long-Beaked We need to stop hunting
Echidna of the Echidna before
they go extinct.
 1. Brief description of your endangered animal.
 2. Why is the animal important to the ecosystem?
 3. What human behaviors are a threat to the species?
 4. What are the (realistic) steps to take the animal off the
The 6 Threatened/Endangered Species List?
 5. How long will your recovery plan take AND how much
money you will need?

 6. Infographic about your animal (compilation of all the


individual work)
My reasons to attempt to protect the Echidna

15-20 pound mammal Hunting. Not


that lays eggs. Long They control the worm commercial but
snout and preys on earth population. traditional hunting is
worms. approved.

I could actually do this


most on my own. I would
The fastest realistic way
only need money to pay
to lower endangerment
for food, water, and
is to bread them.
housing for the
echidnas.
It was vulnerable as early
as 1982. Then 1990 was its
last year as Vulnerable.
The IUCN They became endangered
in 1994. Then in 2008 the
Echidna reached critically
endangered.
 There is an estimated 10,000 or less
The Amount left. If we continue at the rate we are
Left Of Few at we will kill of the Eastern Long
Beaked Echidna.
 Numbers of the Long Beaked mammal
have decreased due to human activities
including habitat loss and hunting. The
long-beaked echidna is a delicacy. The
The Gov. There fact about this awful matter is commercial
and Why they hunting of the species has been banned
are Endangered by the Indonesian and Papua New
Guinean governments, which is awesome
but traditional hunting is still permitted
and it’s taking its toll.
The Big 3
​ANATOMY ​ OF​ ​ THE​
THREATENED​ ​OR​
ENDANGERED​ ​ SPECIES
REPRODUCTION
​BEHAVIOR
Charlie’s Slide
Species I am researching: Eastern Long-Beaked Echidna
My notes URL
Ecosystem (Abiotic and Biotic Factors that influence the survival of the species)
Abiotic Factors: Biotic Factors: Temperature Insects Precipitation Bear grass Rocks Moss Wind Lichens Climate
Flowering plants Earthworms Trees
https://leavesittous.weebly.com/biotic-and-abiotic-factors.html
Geographic distribution – show all locations for the biome your animal thrives in
and the locations of your actually lives animal. This requires maps and
explanations.
The Eastern long-beaked echidna has been recorded in both rainforest and alpine
meadows.
http://www.arkive.org/eastern-long-beaked-echidna/zaglossus-bartoni/
What is happening in your species habitat that has put your animal at risk. (Biotic
and abiotic factors that have been modified or lost).
Due to intensive hunting, being “undertaken” by local people for food, and a losing
of their habitat due to the conversion of suitable land for cultivation has made the
eastern long beaked echidna endangered.
http://www.arkive.org/eastern-long-beaked-echidna/zaglossus-bartoni/
What does the animal eat (simple food chain for your animal, role in the food web,
trophic level. Is the species a predator or prey or both)?
The eastern long-beaked echidnas diet consists mostly of earthworms, which is
abundant in its habitat. http://www.arkive.org/eastern-long-beaked-
echidna/zaglossus-bartoni/
Symbiotic Relationships in Nature.
The Echidna is a solitary creature and it minds its own business.
http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/echidna
Harrison’s Slide’s
Species I am researching: eastern long-beaked echidna
My notes URL
Common Name: eastern long-beaked echidna
Genus species: Zaglossus bartoni eastern long-beaked echidna
http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Zaglossus_bartoni/
ANATOMY OF THE THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES - Basic Anatomy
(color, weight, pictures, etc), Lifespan / Longevity, Special adaptations - additional traits
that make them different from their close relatives.
The eastern long-beaked echidna looks somewhat like a hedgehog with its spine-
covered body, but it has a long, tubular, down-curved snout. The spines, which are
usually light colored, protrude from a thick fur coat that varies from shades of light
brown to black. The adult weight is around 4.2 – 9.1 kg and the juvenile weight is
around 3.2 – 5.1 kg.
http://www.arkive.org/eastern-long-beaked-echidna/zaglossus-bartoni/
REPRODUCTION - Special mating rituals? How often do they reproduce, what season?
If there is a gestation (or incubation) period, how long? How many offspring? Describe the
young - do they look like the adults? Size, color? Parental care?
Females lay the eggs and the eggs hatch around 10 days later. Juveniles stay in the female’s pouch for another 6 to
7 weeks until the spines grow in and the young are weaned after around seven months.
Females lay the eggs and the eggs hatch around 10 days later. Juveniles stay in the female’s pouch for another 6 to
7 weeks until the spines grow in and the young are weaned after around seven months.
Females lay the eggs and the eggs hatch around 10 days later. Juveniles stay in the female’s pouch for another 6 to
7 weeks until the spines grow in and the young are weaned after around seven months
Females lay the eggs and the eggs hatch around 10 days later. Juveniles stay in the female’s pouch for another 6 to
7 weeks until the spines grow in and the young are weaned after around seven months.
Females lay the eggs and the eggs hatch around 10 days later. Juveniles stay in the
female’s pouch for another 6 to 7 weeks until the spines grow in and the young are
weaned after around seven months. They breed around April or May. Average is one
offspring. Typically they are weak, takes 7 months until they can live on their own. They
are to be seen almost as a smaller version of the adult until it grows up the physical
appearance is the same.
http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Zaglossus_bartoni/
BEHAVIOR - Does the species live in groups, herds, or alone? Unique or unusual
behaviors. In what ways does this animal interact with humans? Is it helpful/useful or
harmful?
They typically live alone except for one male and female that live together. They
have similar behaviors to the ground hog with their living style. It doesn’t interact
with humans much except when they leave their hole. It is useful to humans by
their meat that tastes good to the natives. It will not hurt any humans except if
they come into contact with it by disturbing their habitat.
http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Zaglossus_bartoni/
Thank You