Have you ever seen a hedgehog? They're very spiky. You can see
them nearly everywhere in Britain, even in cities.
Hedgehogs are one of my favourite animals to see in Britain.
Have a look at this video to see why they're great!
Sadly, hedgehogs could be threatened by climate change.
hibernate (stay in a deep sleep) over winter. Warmer weather
can cause hedgehogs to delay going into hibernation, or cause them
to wake up too early.
Hedgehog Street are
asking for you to help hedgehogs. Go to
Hedgehog Street Hedgehog Survey to find out more.
Help hedgehogs on Hedgehog
Top five hedgehog facts:
- Hedgehogs are the only British mammal with spines.
- A baby hedgehog is called a hoglet.
- Hedgehogs are resistant to adder venom. This means that
hedgehogs can chow down on a tasty meal of adders.
- Hedgehogs cover their spines in frothy spit. Nobody knows
- There are lots of different species of hedgehog. In Britain you
can see the European hedgehog. One of my favourites is the desert hedgehog. It
has huge ears!
What do you know about hedgehogs? Try our quiz and find out!
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