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A hedgehog is a small animal covered with a thick coat of sharp spines. The hedgehog sleeps in small burrows or nest of grass and tangled leaves under shrubs, rocks, or hollow logs during the day and comes out at night to eat insects.These mammals are nocturnal, sleeping during the day and eating at night.

Take a virtual field trip to Colorado to meet Kathy Beers who knows a lot about the caring and feeding of hedgehogs. Learn more about lively creature from to decide if this might be a good pet for you.

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Other Fun Websites

  • Kritter Karavan

    The Kritter Karavan introduces people of all ages to the wonderful world of small exotic animals. This organization presents live representatives in various animal groups. They suggest the importance of doing research on any animal being considered as a family pet.

  • Learn About Hedgehogs

    Hedgehogs can have as many as 8,000 spines on their bodies. When threatened, they curl into a ball making it painful for predators to try to eat them. A prickly hedgehog ball is not an inviting morsel of food!

    Print out this Card about hedgehogs from National Geographic Kids.

  • The British Hedgehog Preservation Society

    The British Hedgehog Preservation Society is dedicated to helping & protecting hedgehogs native to the United Kingdom. Click here to find fun things to do on their webpage.

  • How to Draw a Hedgehog Author Jan Brett show you how to draw a hedgehog. Click here for the art lesson and a list of books by Jan Brett.
  • Horatio's One Wish ,

    Horatio has lived alone as long as he can remember. His only friend is a river otter named Rollic, who visits him nearly every day. But when Rollic goes missing, Horatio knows he must rescue him before it’s too late. With the help of hamster twins, Whisklet and Whimser, Horatio sets off on the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, Horatio meets Leala, a champion archer from the hedgehog village—a village Horatio never knew existed. Leala opens a door to a home Horatio has yearned for all his life. Will Horatio continue on and risk his life to rescue his friend or will he follow Leala back to his long-lost home?


    Meerkats are often seen in groups, and several families may live together in a large community. Squirrel-sized meerkats are mongooses famed for their upright posture. They often stand on their rear legs and gaze alertly over the southern African plains where they live. Click on this MEET ME AT THE CORNER episode to learn more abut meerkats at the Staten Island zoo.

Recommended Books

  • The Hat
  • Author : Jan Brett
  • ASIN : 0399231013

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