This beautiful little baby echidna was brought to Sydney's Taronga Zoo earlier this month with scratches over its tummy and back legs, after being attacked by a brood of bloodthirsty chickens in a backyard near Newcastle. 🐓🐓🐓😬
After emergency first aid the puggle – still too young for vets to determine its gender – made a remarkable recovery in the care of Taronga Wildlife Hospital supervisor Annabelle Sehlmeier. 🤕 🚑 🙌
“We’re not sure if the baby was alone because its mother died or because it was accidentally dug out of its nursery burrow,” Annabelle told BuzzFeed. 😢
Dubbed “Bonsai” due to its small size, the echidna has grown from 400g to 545g in two weeks and is feeding confidently. 🌱 🍼 💪
“Normally a baby echidna would feed every three to five days, but this little one wants to feed every day," said Annabelle. "I guess it’s making up for lost time." 🍼 🍼 🍼 🍼 🍼 😍
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