Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Orphaned albino echidna gets lucky
In the latest albino wildlife story to cross our desk, little 'Leo' the echidna has landed on his feet after being orphaned and found at Berry on the NSW south coast.
The little monotreme was taken to Symbio Wildlife Park near Wollongong very dehydrated and far too young to be left on his own.
Park staff nursed Leo back to health, feeding him a milk supplement that duplicated his mother's milk.
Leo has since been weaned off the milk formula, sharing meals of termites, lean mince, eggs, insectivore powder and olive oil with his new playmate, Albert.