Hedgehogs are round spiky balls of cuteness. They rely on their sense of smell and hearing due to poor eyesight. Their little paws are adorable, as when they roll into a ball. Such sweet little beings 🙂
Growing up in New Zealand, hedgehogs were common to see in my hometown. I partly grew up on a farm, so I would often see them going into the garden to eat all of the insects. They are good at getting rid of insects and bugs that would eat at the vegetables. Lovely little guards hedgehogs are 😀
Sadly you would occasionally see them squished on the rural roads, by vehicles driving fast as it is the country area. It happens, as with any animals that go near roads where vehicles are travelling 80 to 100 km/h (roughly 49 to 63 mph). Hedgehogs are definitely too slow to avoid a vehicle heading towards them.
A cute fact is that a group of hedgehogs is called an array. A word that I have not needed to use once lol. I believe this is due to the fact that I have never seen more than one hedgehog at a time. It would be amazing to see an array of hedgehogs. That would be the ultimate cuteness overload ❤
Hedgehogs are not native to New Zealand as they were introduced by early settlers in the 1870s. Their prickly body helps as a form of defence when they are in danger. They will roll into a ball in hopes that their prickliness will scare the threat. It is their fluffy belly underneath where they are vulnerable. I really do love hedgehogs and appreciate them. They are animals that are best to live in their natural environment.
Today on my YouTube channel I am sharing with you a colour pencil drawing of two beautiful hedgehogs. The baby hedgehog is too cute! I just want to hold it in my hands and pat its little belly haha 😀
I hope you enjoy the video. Thank you so much for reading and watching! It is always fun to learn new things about animals. Documentaries are great for this. Try to watch a new documentary on animals each week. It will be good for you. Have a nice day!
Capili Jiron x x