Echidna Love Train Video Echidna Mating Ritual
The typical echidna mating ritual is one of pursuit. Up to 11 males echidnas form a line, sometimes referred to as a "love train", and follow a female around for extended periods and try to mate with her. Usually, the male who endured the longest and stuck closest to her is the successful suitor. It is a very civilised affair with no shoving, pushing or other forms of aggression. Usually, it is the male who endured the longest and stuck closest to her is the successful suitor. Both male and female echidnas are promiscuous. They mate with as many partners as possible.
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