Strange creature: the echidna

Australia, 1971

Film
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A simplified version for schools and general audiences of the prize-winning CSIRO film “The Echidna”. Experienced naturalists have seen for the first time in this film the young echidna in its mother’s pouch at different stages of growth. Highlights its uniqueness as an egg-laying mammal and shows the echidna in its natural habitat, feeding, reproductive techniques and development of the young.

Credits

production company

Educational Media Australia

CSIRO

Duration

00:14:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30903

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Habitations

Animals & Wildlife → Mammals - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Mammals - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Tachyglossidae

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Australia

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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