HEDGEHOG

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Atelerix albiventris

HABITAT:  Sandy well drained soils in areas where it an sleep in dry shelters.  Norther and central Africa, or Senegal to Sudan and southern Tanzania.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

Hedgehogs eat primarily insects, earthworms, snails, and slugs, but a wide variety of other animal and even vegetable foods are eaten (eggs and ground nesting birds, small mammals, frogs, reptiles, crabs, fruit, fungi, roots and groundnuts).  Hedgehogs will eat a third of their body weight in one night.

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*Hedgehogs are education animal ambassadors, their habitat is not viewable to public as they require privacy when not on program.

 

312 E Finnup Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

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