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Hedgehog is the spiny mammals, after few hours of birth, Hedgehog started growing soft white thorns and after a week old, hedgehog started growing brown thorns in between white ones. It is really amazing that after five weeks 2000 thorns and grown up about 5000 spikes. Hedgehog protect themselves by curling into a tight ball and tucking in their heads, tail and legs.
Hedgehog can swim, climb, dig and run fast. In winters, Hedgehog go off to sleep and feed on their fat stored in their body during summer. It can smell very well and uses its nose more than eyes and find food with the of help its nose. There are 11 kinds of hedgehog, lives about 10 years and we can easily find them in Asia, Africa and Europe. It is also known to eat eggs, small mammals, birds, frogs, reptiles, fruit, fungi and roots. Although not completely immune to toxins, Hedgehogs have enough resistance to allow them to eat poisonous snakes. Isn't it amazing!