Zaglossus - Giant Echidna

This custom-designed Zaglossus Hackettithy has sculpture been a part of the Megafauna exhibit at David Fleay’s Wildlife Park – on the Gold Coast to highlight the need to preserve our wildlife and provides a valuable resource for educating its visitors to help look after our existing unique Fauna.

If you need help bringing any fossils into museum-quality or preparing them so that people can see all their intricacies – Natureworks can help you achieve them!

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Giant Echidna – Zaglossus hacketti – Australian monotreme – 1 Metre long

Part of our unique Australian Megafauna Collection

Natureworks custom-designed this Zaglossus Hackettithy to be part of the Megafauna exhibit at David fleay’s Wildlife Park – on the Gold Coast

The national conservation park highlights the need to preserve our wildlife and provides a valuable resource for educating its visitors to help look after our existing unique Fauna.


  • This sculpture has been created with the known information of only a few bones that have been found in Western Australia dating back to the Pleistocene
  • 1 metre high
  • 600mm long
  • Custom designed and painted as a Megafauna Monotreme

Echidna facts

  • The Echidna and the Platypus are the only representative of monotremes surviving – (Well-camouflaged mammals)
  • Descending from a platypus-like monotreme. This ancestor was aquatic, but echidnas adapted to life on land
  • The largest monotreme was known to have ever lived
  • Has a long beak to help with foraging in termite mounds and old logs
  • This warm-blooded and produce milk
  • They do not gestate their young inside the womb nor do they keep them in a pouch ( like kangaroos) These ancient reptilian cousins lay eggs
  • Sturdy Limbs with an unusual gait
  • Echidnas are Australia’s most widespread native mammal (found in almost all habitats)
  • Not only do echidnas’ back feet point backwards, but their whole back leg is rotated 180 degrees. (walking on the soles of their rear feet)
  • An echidna baby is called a puggle
  • Echidnas make “snuffling” noises when they hunt for food

The close-up encounters in the Megafauna exhibit show the estimated size of the Zaglossus hacketti approximately 20 to 50 million years ago.

If you need help with bringing to life any palaeontological fossil finds – Natureworks will be able to help you build a museum-quality display.


Download our megafauna catalogue here

Natureworks Megafauna Life size Reconstructions Catalogue
Natureworks Megafauna Life-size Reconstructions


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Suited to:

  • Museum displays
  • Tourist information centres
  • Environmental education centres
  • Mini-golf courses
  • Educational display
  • palaeontological enthusiasts






Additional information

Weight 60 kg
Dimensions 100 x 60 cm (L x W x H)

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