Hedgehogs

Four-toed Hedgehog

A nocturnal insect eater

The four-toed hedgehog, also known as the African pygmy hedgehog, is named for the number of toes on its hind legs. It is oval in shape, about 210 mm long and weighs between 250 and 600 grams. It has short legs, a short tail, a long nose and small, sharp eyes.
It is also known to consume poisonous animals such as scorpions and venomous snakes.

Characteristics

Order:
Insectivora

Family:
Erinaceidae

Scientific name:
Atelerix albiventris

Habitat:
Savannah, grassy vegetation

Origin:
Central and Eastern Africa

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
3-6 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Western European Hedgehog

Skilled in camouflage and nocturnal investigation

The European hedgehog is a species of hedgehog native to Europe. It has up to 6,000 brown and white spines and can weigh up to 2,000 grams. The largest is a type of hedgehog. It is mainly a nocturnal animal, feeding on insects, worms, snails and occasionally smaller reptiles.

Characteristics

Order:
Insectivora

Family:
Erinaceidae

Scientific name:
Erinaceus europaeus

Habitat:
Forest, grass vegetation

Origin:
Europe

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
2-5 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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