Erinaceus europaeus

Life expectancy: Averages 2-7 years
Habitat: Found in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Characteristics: Omnivore, Nocturnal

Fun Facts About THE HEDGEHOG

  • Other names for hedgehogs include “furze-pig” and “hedge-pig”. The collective name for a group of hedgehogs is an “Array”.
  • Males are called Boars. Females are called Sows. Babies are Pups or piglet.
  • Hedgehogs have a coat of about 5000 spines.
  • There are more than 10 different species of hedgehog.
  • Hedgehogs can swim and hibernate in the winter.