African Pygmy Hedgehog Atelerix albiventris

Ouch! Hedgehogs are covered in short, sharp spines that help keep predators at bay.

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ORIGIN:
Central, East and West Africa

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HABITAT:
Savannas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
21 oz
Length: 7-9 in

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DIET:
Insects

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp spines

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REPRODUCTION:
25-day gestation; weaning begins at 2 wks

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 11 yrs in human care

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