Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

From Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December, the Tūhura Science Centre and Tropical Forest will be closed for maintenance. 
We strive to produce the best experience 
for our visitors and this will allow us to make our Science Centre better for years to come.

Short-beaked echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, VT2286

Physical Description

Slightly overstuffed echidna mounted in a natural standing position with the head in line with the body. Nose is pointing forward and slightly downward, and the hind legs appear to be shorter than the front ones.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 250 x 500 x 340mm

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