The Hedgehog

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The Hedgehog

A hedgehog sleeps for at least 8 hours a day.

A hedgehog eats insects, mice, snails, birds, frogs, and lizards.

Scientific name: ErinaceinaeLifespan: 2 – 5 y (Erinaceus)Higher classification: ErinaceidaeMass: 0.4 – 1.2 kg (Erinaceus, Adult), MoreGestation period: 30 – 40 d (Erinaceus), 30 – 40 d (Desert hedgehog)Length: 20 – 30 cm (Erinaceus, Adult), 15 – 20 cm (Daurian hedgehog, Adult), 14 – 27.9 cm (Desert hedgehog, Adult)

A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, which is in order Erinaceomorpha. There are seventeen species of hedgehog in five genera, found through parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and New Zealand.

The Hedgehog

Did you know that there are 17 species of the hegdehog?

A hedgehog will curl up like a ball to protect itself.


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