Hedgehog

Hedgehog
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Subfamily
  Hedgehog

 
Status
  Varies by Species
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  SkyeNicole - falcon
Date Updated
  Sat Feb 8 10:33:08 2014
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Sorter Stats: Hits 72   At Bats 118   Average 0.610 Habitats: temperate_forest grassland farms desert tropical_forest

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Hedgehog Facts & Trivia for kids

  • There are 17 species of Hedgehog.
  • Hedgehogs have stiff hairs that are called spines.
  • Hedgehogs can make some vocal sounds like grunts and squeals.
  • They are named Hedgehogs because they often live in hedges and have a hog like snout.
  • Hedgehogs are sometimes kept as pets, but it is illegal in some of the United States.
  • Hedgehogs will roll themselves into a tight ball to protect themselves.
  • Most Hedgehog species are primarily nocturnal.
  • There are over 5000 quills on an average Hedgehog.
  • Hedgehogs are born without external quills, but their quills appear within about 24 hours.
  • Hedgehogs are primarily insectivores.

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