Hedgehog

Hedgehog

The word "hedgehog" comes from the fact that they are frequently found in hedges of gardens and from their cute pig-like noses. 

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME ATELERIX ALBIVENTRIS
WHERE IN THE WILD? SCATTERED POPULATIONS OF AFRICA. SEMI-ARID AREAS AND DRY SAVANNAS
WHAT'S ON THE MENU? INSECTS, SMALL SNAKES, LIZARDS, FROGS AND EGGS
LIFE EXPECTANCY 4-6 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY