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Delaney said after several failed attempts to soothe an African pygmy hedgehog named Tweedledee.
Determined to escape again, Ferdinand enlists Lupe and three conniving hedgehogs to help.
The show launched in November with a zoo-worthy lineup: snakes, hedgehogs, birds, fish, ferrets, and even cats and dogs all got designer digs.
Enter a cavalcade of strange and bewildering creatures: three crafty hedgehogs, three condescending Lipizzaner horses and an unhinged goat called Lupe.
Nothing is seemingly off-limits for her designs, which have ranged from asparagus to a hedgehog to a crystalline homage to Hillary Clinton’s beloved cat Socks (which resides in Amsterdam’s Museum of Bags and Purses).
Her charges include five rabbits, two ducks, four chickens, two cats, guinea pig, barred owl, porcupine, hedgehog, three ferrets, three snakes and three turtles.
According to the official history of the club, the belief that a hedgehog’s shadow was an indicator of more winter goes back to the time of the Roman Empire.
Beyond your average array of barnyard friends, Dr. Pol will also treat reindeer, hedgehogs, and more unusual critters during his rounds in rural Michigan.
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There are 14 species of hedgehogs. All prefer animal food, such as insects, but will eat plant material. There are nine species of spiny hedgehogs. They have short, barbless spines on the back, a round body, small head, pointed face, and little or no tail, and range from 4 in (10 cm) to 17 in (44 cm) long. Spiny hedgehogs are native to Britain, North Africa, and Asia; one species was introduced into New Zealand. There are five species of hairy hedgehog; all are Asian. They have coarse guard hairs, but no spines and are extremely malodorous. The common hairy hedgehog may be 18 in (46 cm) long and have a 12-in (30 cm) tail.
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