African Pygmy Hedgehog
Wild: 2-3 years
Captivity: 8-10 years
Did You Know?
- Hedgehogs have quills for defense, however they are not related to porcupines. The quills of a hedgehog are not easily released from its body. If it feels threatened, a hedgehog will roll into a ball so its quills stick out to protect their face, limbs, and belly.
- Hedgehogs are opportunistic eaters with high tolerance to toxins. They have been known to eat scorpions and venomous snakes.