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African Hedgehog

 

4-STAR Ambassador's Biography

  • Name:
    SONIC
    AMY
    SOPHIE
  • Sex:
    M, F, F
  • Nationality:
    Somalia
    Ethiopia
    Senegal
  • Hobbies:
    Rolling into a ball, Sniffing, Back scratching with tongue
  • Personality:
    Tender
  • Zoo Diet:
    Hedgehog dry food, silkworms, other insects

 

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  • Wild Facts
  • Type:
    Mammal
  • Species Authority:
    Wagner, 1841
  • Distribution:
    Central Africa - from Gambia and Senegal in the west, to Somalia in the east, and also in eastern Africa, as far south as Mozambique
  • Habitat:
    Dry rocky or grassy areas
  • Terrain:
    Terrestrial
  • Wild Diet:
    Insectivorous 
  • Adult Size:
    25 cm / 600 g
  • Life Span:
    Less than 3 years in the wild; Up to 10 years in captivity
  • Predators:
    Eagle-owls, jackals, hyenas, honey badgers
  • Fun Facts:
    • - Hedgehogs are not porcupines. In Hong Kong, we have native porcupines but not hedgehogs.
    • - African hedeghogs are smaller and have whiter body than the European hedgehogs.