Southern African hedgehog

Southern African hedgehog

Order : Insectivora
Family : Erinaceidae
Subfamily : Erinaceinae
Species : Atelerix frontalis

 

The Southern african hedgehog is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the southern African hedgehog
A young / baby of a southern African hedgehog is called a 'hoglet'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A southern African hedgehog group is called a 'array'.
Some facts about the
South African hedgehog

Adult weight : 0.309 kg (0.6798 lbs)

Female maturity :365 days

Gestation : 37 days

Weaning : 36 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 2

Weight at birth : 0.01 kg (0.022 lbs)

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Facts about the southern African hedgehog

The Southern African Hedgehog is a small, nocturnal animal covered in short, prickly spines. (Full text)

The Southern African Hedgehog is a small, nocturnal animal covered in short, prickly spines. (Full text)

Southern African hedgehogs are very beautiful - they are small (max.

Southern African hedgehogs are very beautiful - they are small (max. (Full text)

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