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