20 interesting facts about hedgehogs
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  1. Hedgehogs are small, spiny mammals that are found in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
  2. They get their name from their pig-like snouts and tendency to root around in hedges.
  3. There are 17 different species of hedgehogs.
  4. Hedgehogs are nocturnal, which means they are most active at night.
  5. They have poor eyesight but a strong sense of smell and hearing.
  6. Hedgehogs are omnivores and eat a variety of foods, including insects, snails, fruit, and vegetables.
  7. They have about 5,000 spines on their back, which are made of keratin, the same material that makes up human hair and nails.

8. Hedgehogs can roll up into a ball to protect themselves from predators.

9. Their spines are not poisonous or barbed, but they can be sharp and prickly.

10. Hedgehogs hibernate during the winter in colder climates.

11. They can swim and climb trees.

12. Hedgehogs are solitary animals and prefer to live alone.

13. Baby hedgehogs are called hoglets.

14. Hedgehogs communicate through various sounds, including snuffling, grunting, and hissing.

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15. They have a lifespan of 3-8 years in the wild but can live up to 10 years in captivity.

16. Hedgehogs are not found in the wild in North or South America, Australia, or Antarctica.

17. They are a popular pet in some parts of the world.

18. Hedgehogs are considered a pest in some areas because they eat garden plants and insects.

19. In some cultures, hedgehogs are associated with good luck and protection.

20. The International Hedgehog Association is a group dedicated to the care and conservation of hedgehogs.

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