The hedgehog was named because of its peculiar foraging methods. These animals root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of the small creatures that compose the bulk of their diet—insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, and snakes. As a hedgehog picks its way through the hedges it emits piglike grunts—thus, the hedgehog.
1. Hello, Human
Hedgehogs are famous for their prickly spines, which they have everywhere except on their face, legs, and bellies. These cute critters depend on their spines for defense, both while they sleep and when they face enemies. By curling into a tight ball and tucking in their heads, tail, and legs, they protect vulnerable parts of their body.
2. Mummy Hedgehog With Her Mini-me Baby
3. Little Hedgehog Named Darcy
There are 15 different species of hedgehog, found across Europe, Asia and Africa. Whilst these cool creatures mainly stay on the ground, they are quite good swimmers and can climb trees, too!