This particular type of hedgehog is found in lowland China and lives in forest-type open spaces. It thrives in long grass and bushes or hedges. As with most types of hedgehog, they are nocturnal.
Amur hedgehogs have similar characteristics to the European hedgehog in terms of appearance and behaviour, although the Amur is more lightly coloured and is larger than the European.
Did you know that the name ‘hedgehog’ refers to the pig-like grunts it makes as it forages?
Photo credit – Grace the Hedgehog