Indian Long-Eared Hedgehog

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As with many hedgehog species, Long-Eared hogs follow mainly their excellent sense of hearing and sense of smell, as their eyesight is quite poor. They are also very fast runners!

The Indian Long-Eared Hedgehog is often found inhabiting burrows. As a desert-living hedgehog, the Indian Long-Eared tends to get its water supply from its diet which is made up of small insects.

Indian Hedgehogs are mainly found in sandy desert areas but can be found in other environments too. Although this species does not hibernate, it is able to slow down its metabolism when food is scarce.

Photo credit – Grace the Hedgehog

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