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These are British garden favourites.
Occasionally known as hedge pigs, they are much loved:
They can get quite big. Worldwide there are 16 species of hedgehog, living in Europe, North Africa, parts of Asia and New Zealand. Hedgehogs are not native to the Americas.
They'll sneak in at night and eat your slugs and left over catfood. Lots of people feed them deliberately:
When a hedgehog feels threatened, it tends to curl into a prickly ball. This dark-faced type, incidentally, is the kind most commonly seen in our gardens:
Baby hedgehogs are very tiny (at first (of course))
and very cute (once they get their spikes:
This little baby's from New Zealand. How cute is he/she with those ears?
VIDEO ~ This type of hedgehog is called the African Pygmy. They're often kept as pets in North America:
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