Casper the echidna is the first of his kind at Omaha's zoo

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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 12:00 am

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium wasn't actively looking for the funny-looking, spiny animal from Australia, but when the St. Louis Zoo asked if Omaha would be interested in having an echidna, zoo officials jumped at the chance.

Casper, a short-beaked echidna, now makes his home in an exhibit with Parma wallabies in the Kingdoms of the Night at the Desert Dome.

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