EchidnaCSI 4+

Conservation Science

Scruff Monkey Productions Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 2.7 • 3 Ratings
    • Free



We want to learn more about echidnas! Where they are, what they are doing, if they are healthy - so we can work towards their conservation. How can you help? By taking photos and collecting scats (i.e. poo).

Although an iconic native Australian animal, we do not know much about echidnas’ wild populations, as they are extremely hard to find (when you’re actually looking for them).

​However, we know that there are many of you that have seen wild echidnas (sometimes even in your own backyard!) and taken photos or videos of them.

With your help and photo taking abilities we can start filling in the gaps about wild echidnas in Australia.

What we also need help with is collecting echidna scats (which is a nicer way of saying poo). Why? Because we can get a lot of information about echidnas through the molecules in their scats. We can get out DNA and hormones to tell us who that echidna is, if it’s healthy, stressed or reproductively active. And so we can learn more about these wild populations without having to track or capture any of these animals.

Please note that the app needs access to your device location - this is to ensure that we get an accurate location recording when you take a sighting or observation.

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

Minor enhancements and fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Wynn5552 ,

What’s going on here?

The whole process is as confusing as I’ve imagined the evolutionary process of monotremes to be...

Developer Response ,

Hi Wynn5552, perhaps you could contact us via the website or social media to allow us to clarify any issues you have with the app? Sorry that it appears confusing for you!

230renee ,

Great app

This app is user friendly and I love the map showing all my sightings, (think the echidna has a large area and I’m seeing the same one ) kids love the app and so do I

Developer Response ,

Great to hear that you're enjoying it and thanks for helping us with our echidna research! Keep on submitting those sightings! :-)

WoB92 ,

App need a facelift

I really love the idea of this app and what you’ve essentially made it for but it’s not functional. The links don’t work all the time.

We live in the hinterland if Sunshine Coast and I’ve seen Echidna’s a few times now which we love and we’ve wanted to use this app but it’s not user friendly.

I have an iPhone 11 and the app looks stretched almost and when I attempt to upload photos it always takes me back to website. It’s been like this over a couple of different devices and I’ve had the app for about a year.

I think you guys have an awesome base for something great but the app needs some TLC.

Developer Response ,

Hi WoB92, thanks for getting in touch and sorry to hear you're having problems uploading. Perhaps you could contact us via the website support links to detail what steps you go through? We're not quite sure what you mean by "it always takes be back to website". Will try to get this sorted out for you asap. Thanks again for letting us know!

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