One of the world’s only mysterious monotremes, echidnas are an important part of Australia’s distinctive wildlife.
Just one of two egg-laying mammals in the world, solitary by nature, and widespread across the country yet largely illusive, scientists across Australia are researching how to help these curious creatures through rehabilitation, rescue and care, and other conservation efforts. Kangaroo Island is one of the perfect locations to try and track these creatures, as this island just off the coast of South Australia is known for its pristine wilderness, along with being home to many species of Australia’s quirky wildlife.
Join a world-leading echidna ecologist on Kangaroo Island and get involved with a citizen science encounter to remember. Under her guidance, track echidnas and help connect a piece of their elusive puzzle, while learning about the natural ecology of the island with a local’s knowledge. This experience also provides a way to give back to the close-knit and tenacious Kangaroo Island community, contribute to ongoing ecological conservation efforts, and experience a totally unique and totally wild wildlife encounter on your holiday.
The Tailor closely collaborates with the locals, guides and scientists of Kangaroo Island, and a visit to the island appears in many of our hand-crafted journeys. By booking with us, you’ll get invited into this community of collaborators to discover echidnas and contribute to the ongoing conservation of one of Australia’s more unusual animals, but also develop a deeper understanding of the landscape and the rich tapestry that makes up this charming island. If you’re interested in giving back and discovering Australia’s unique wildlife in a hands-on and totally unique encounter, contact our talented Travel Designer team today and discover a nature adventure of a lifetime.