Footage of rare albino echidna warms hearts

Migaloo vs 'Spinesy': Which do you love the most?

ALI v Frazier, Moffat v Brock, Lillee v Richards, 'Spinesy' v Migaloo.

That's right. A showdown to end all showdowns played out this week as two of the most beautiful and rarest creatures vied for the hearts of the Australian public.

We're a lucky bunch in that our country is home to some of the most wonderful and wondrous creatures on the planet.

Every now and again though, an animal wanders into our lives, steals our attention and grabs the crown of Australia's most beloved creature.

Which beautiful albino animal stole your heart this week?

This poll ended on 31 December 2017.

Current Results

Migaloo

30%

'Spinesy' the echidna

69%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

And there can only be one winner!

First, in the white corner, the challenger, an albino echidna, dubbed 'Spinesy' by the Seniors News crew, which became an overnight internet sensation when it was filmed scrounging around for a snack in Tasmania.

The little critter was a smash hit, racking up nearly 5,000 views, 500 likes and 250 shares on our Facebook page.

Migaloo gained international fame when a picture of the albino whale claimed an award at the prestigious Golden Turtles.
Migaloo gained international fame when a picture of the albino whale claimed an award at the prestigious Golden Turtles.

And in the, well, other white corner, the reigning champion, real-life, but far less destructive, Moby Dick: Migaloo the humpback whale.

The albino whale, which is a tourist attraction up and down the coast, helped Lennox Head photographer Craig Parry claim the Underwater Category at the Golden Turtle awards in Russia.

But can Migaloo's international recognition top the viral sensation that is 'Spinesy'?

The choice is yours Australia!



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