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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay debuts rare baby puggle

Posted at 8:41 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 20:41:51-04

A rare animal baby called a puggle has debuted at a Florida zoo.

Sydney is a baby echidna, an Australian relative of the platypus.

It's also known as a spiny anteater.

Echidnas are one of only five known species of highly specialized egg-laying predatory mammals.

Sydney is about seven months old, and now ready to greet guests at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Puggles are about the size of a jelly bean when they hatch, growing inside their mother's pouch.

And luckily for mom, puggles don't have quills until they're about 53 days old.