Sweatless echidnas cool down with belly flops and snot bubbles

The Australian hedgehog-like creatures with sharp, prickly spines are able to survive in warm climates despite not being able to sweat

Echidnas also perform belly flops to keep cool. Photo: Getty Images

Roger MaynardTelegraph Media Group Limited

Scientists in Australia have discovered a novel way for certain animals to keep cool even in the hottest of temperatures: blow snot bubbles and do belly flops.

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