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Rare albino echidna gets new home in Australia

Raer Albino Echidna

18 October 2012 Last updated at 11:49 GMT

A rare albino echidna has been released after being rescued on the outskirts of Canberra, Australia.

‘Casper’ was found by the side of a busy road two weeks ago, and has been recuperating with carers since.

His new home is Tidbinbilla, a protected nature reserve away from traffic, where it is hoped he will find a mate.

Echidnas are egg-laying mammals which use their long noses and tongues to eat ants and termites.

Brett McNamara, Australian Capital Territory Parks and Conservation Ranger, explains the rare find.

Click here to watch a video.

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