Dance of the EchidnasAugust 11 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C
At the Bourke information centre out front is a display simply called dance of the echidna. Being curious I decided to do some searching for info on this display.
My search took me to a rather interesting article on Echidnas. Particularly interesting was the reference to echidna love trains. Up to 10 males will follow a female nose to tail until the female is ready to mate.
The female digs in beside a tree or rock. The males undertake a digging/pushing ritual until one remains in the rut.
I am guessing (but can not confirm}) this display is an abstract of the love train.
Echidnas can live for 45 years. The link to a very interesting article.