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Hedgehog species around the world

There are five genera of hedgehogs:

With a total of 17 species, they are found across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Hedgehogs are absent from North and South America, Australia and South East Asia.

The most common pet hedgehog in the UK is in fact the African pygmy hedgehog sold in pet stores across the country.

Know your hedgehogs: African Pygmy vs West European

Know your hedgehogs: African Pygmy vs West European

 

 

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