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The name “Hedgehog”

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The name ‘Hedgehog’ came into existence due to the animal’s habit of digging through hedges and undergrowth, searching for small creatures as food. As it forages its way through the hedges, it emits a peculiar grunting sound like that of a pig. Hence, the name Hedgehog! There are about 15 species of hedgehogs in Europe, Africa and Asia. Hedgehogs are considered useful pets, as they prey on common garden pests. To know more about these animals, read the interesting facts given below.

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Fun Facts about Hedgehogs

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Fun Facts about Hedgehogs

Though originally native to Africa and often referred to as the “African Pygmy,” the most commonly kept hedgehogs are probably a mix of different hedgehog species and descriptively named by breeders as opposed to being classified by a true species name. Hedgehogs are considered to be insectivores, relying on insects for much of their dietary needs. They are, however, opportunistic feeders who will eat almost anything they find. Short, prickly spines cover a hedgehog’s entire back. Also known as quills, these defensive tools are really modified, hollow hairs and are not poisonous or barbed. When threatened, hedgehogs roll into a tight ball, protecting their face, eyes, limbs, and bellies. If necessary, a hedgehog can run over six feet per second....

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Where is the Great Forest?

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This is a place that Sonic and his friends lived. The Great Forest is the massive wooded area beyond the former site of Mobotropolis. It acted as a safe haven for the Mobians who managed to escape the city during Dr. Ivo Robotnik’s military coup; Knothole was built deep within the forest and remained hidden there for over a decade. For many years it acted as the home for the Knothole Freedom Fighters; however, when Knothole was bombarded by the Egg Fleet, the surrounding portion of the forest was burned to the ground. Despite this, much of the sprawling, deep forest remains...

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