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Echidna, Feared Extinct, Is Alive and "Tasty," Hunters Tell Scientists

 
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Echidna, Feared Extinct, Is Alive and "Tasty," Hunters Tell Scientists
One of the world's rarest creatures, Attenborough's long-beaked echidna, appears to be alive and well, conservationists say. It is also reportedly quite delicious.

The animal, native to the island of New Guinea in the South Pacific, was feared to be extinct.

But scientists' concerns were allayed—somewhat—when hunters on the island reported that they had seen the echidna and "the meat was very greasy and extremely tasty."

"It sounded like they hadn't eaten too many, and it was just wonderful news to hear they were still alive," said Jonathan Baillie, a conservationist with the Zoological Society of London, who led the expedition to find the animal.

Attenborough's long-beaked echidna, a primitive, egg-laying, spiny mammal related to the platypus, is so rare that no scientist has ever seen one alive.

Named in honour of the naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the echidna is thought to live on only one mountain peak in New Guinea's Cyclops Mountains.

Just one specimen exists, which was found in 1961 and is now kept in a museum in the Netherlands.

Baillie said his expectations of finding the animal were fairly low.

"We were nervous that it would have disappeared," he said.

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Greasy and tasty; mm-mm! Sounds good.

Was eating porpoise the other day, and begun by feeling a little guilty. Once I learned that particular animal's history however, chomped right down on the speech center of the brain.

Not greasy, but just bland, you might say.

Seems that particular porpoise blew all its money on lottery tickets ....

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Its a shame - How can you kill/eat them?


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