Echidna puggle recovers at Sydney zoo

This Echidna puggle survived a bird attack and a big fall

Courtesy: Taronga Zoo Sydney

He's now recovering at Sydney's Taronga Zoo

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TARONGA ZOO SYDNEY SENIOR KEEPER SARAH MALE, SAYING:

"Yeah then he just started drinking, so we've just been feeding him every couple of days. Checking on him, he's growing really well, he's putting on weight. Almost all of his little scabs and wounds and stuff that he had on him are all starting to clear up. When we did get him, he didn't have any fur on him. But he's now starting to get a nice layer of fur and both of his eyes were closed. So one of his eyes has opened now and the other one will open up quite shortly as well."

He will remain at the zoo until he grows his spines

and can feed himself

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