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Subhana’llah: Hedgehog (IMAGES)

HEMIECHINUS AURITUS

info-pictogram1 Their coats are thick and spiny, providing them with a formidable defence against predators such as the fox. When they feel alarmed or intimidated, they will curl up into a spiny ball to protect its vulnerable stomach. They have about 5000 spines. Each spine lasts about a year then drops out and a replacement grows.