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Ferrets, fish, gerbils, frogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, rabbits, rats, unspecified reptiles.
After April, the park’s collection of cacti, which include ocotillo, yucca, hedgehog, saguaro, and aloes, share their regal blooms.
For example, leading zoos around the world over the decades have managed to breed fewer than 50 echidnas — strange, egg-laying mammals that resemble hedgehogs.
Dozens of the popular cartoon bobblehead figures depicting Marvel and other movie characters remain in their boxes on top of Carli's dresser, and her pet hedgehog still lives in its cage on a second dresser.
Her clients include Barbra Streisand, who got a portrait of her beloved Maltese, Miss Fanny; and Lena Dunham, who requested a picture of hedgehogs.
Staff there said the hedgehogs had probably been snacking on food left out for pets.
Patients have included dogs and cats, of course, but also a bearded dragon lizard, a hamster, a hedgehog and a pot-bellied pig.
Asking a hedgehog to predict the weather apparently stems back to Roman times.
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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.
HEDGEHOG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hedgehog for English Language Learners
: a small, brown animal of Europe, Asia, and Africa that has sharp spines on its back and that can roll itself up into a ball
HEDGEHOG Defined for Kids
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