The name “Hedgehog”

» Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in featured | 0 comments

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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