–There are seventeen species of hedgehog in the world.
– Despite popular belief there are no hedgehogs native to Australia.
-Like many of the first mammals, they have adapted to a nocturnal way of life
-Hedgehogs’ spiny protection resembles that of the unrelated porcupines
-Hedgehogs are easily recognized by their spines, which are hollow hairs made stiff with keratin.
-Their spines are not poisonous or barbed but are still quite pointy (ouch!)
-Hedgehogs can roll into a tight ball, causing all of the spines to point outwards as a defensive shield.
-Hedgehogs sleep for a large portion of the day under bush, grass, or in dens dug in the ground.
-Hedgehogs are fairly vocal and communicate through a combination of grunts, snuffles and/or squeals, depending on species.
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