Wildlife Wednesday: Henry the Echidna

Henry the Echidna has had a lucky escape after being clipped by a car on the Gold Coast.

Dr Michael Pyne told myGC Henry was brought into the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for a check-up.

“He is very lucky, it could have been a lot worse.  He was just a little bruised and a bit sore – he is doing well and will be released shortly,” he said.


Dr Pyne said Gold Coasters should always bring echidnas into the hospital if they think they have been hit by a car or attacked by a dog.

“Don’t assume an echidna doesn’t have an injury because you can’t see anything obvious. A lot of injuries are internal with these guys.”

See Henry the echidna up close and learn more in the video below:

For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/