16 Different Types of Hedgehogs (With Pictures)

16 Different Types of Hedgehogs (With Pictures)

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Hedgehogs are characteristic animals for having a body covered with useful thorns to protect themselves from predators. They have an excellent vision and smell to get their omnivorous diet, which ranges from fruits and fungi, to carrion and live animals such as earthworms, mammals or snakes, since they are immune to their venom. They are nocturnal animals and belong to the family Erinaceidae. In this article we will introduce you to the different types of hedgehogs, in addition to mentioning which are the sea urchins and if they are related to this terrestrial group. South African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) It inhabits Southern Africa, in areas with dense herbaceous plants, gardens and thickets. Its face is dark and has a white stripe on its neck, which separates its white spikes with brown stripes. Its legs have five fingers,…
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