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!

This hedgehog’s large ears are used for heat radiation in the desert. The long-eared hedgehog has a light coloured underbelly along with white hairs on the tips of its ears. Did you know that unlike many of its counter-species, the Long-Eared Hedgehog is less likely to curl up in a ball when approached by a predator and would rather try to outrun it?

Photo credit – Grace the Hedgehog


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