Long-eared hedgehog

Long-eared hedgehog

Order : Insectivora
Family : Erinaceidae
Subfamily : Erinaceinae
Species : Hemiechinus auritus

 

Keywords: hibernate , white , brown

The Long-eared 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 longeared hedgehog
A young / baby of a longeared hedgehog is called a 'hoglet'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A longeared hedgehog group is called a 'array'.
Some facts about the
Long-eared desert hedgehog

Adult weight : 0.342 kg (0.7524 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Female maturity :213 days

Gestation : 39 days

Weaning : 36 days

Litter size : 4

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.01 kg (0.022 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.399 kg (0.8778 lbs)

Temperature : 33.85 °C (92.93 °F)

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Facts about the long-eared hedgehog

In a unique practice, smoke from burnt spines of dead Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) is believed to cure animals suffering from FMD, when exposed 30 to it.

Hemiechinus auritus is a hedgehog not a porcupine. (Full text)

The long-eared hedgehog is found in deserts from northern Libya, through Egypt and southwestern Asia, to India and Mongolia.

Superficially similar to, but larger than, the long-eared hedgehog is the Ethiopian hedgehog (Paraechinus aethiopicus) which lives in the desert proper, albeit favouring the oasis and more vegetated wadis.

Roadrunner Bald Ibis (bird) Long Eared Hedgehog ( is not poisoned by Viper venom by curling up and sticking out its spines.

Long-eared hedgehogs are nocturnal, and they may wander up to 9 km a night in search of food.

long-eared) hedgehogs, are kept as pets in some places. (Full text)

long-eared) hedgehogs, are kept as pets in some places. (Full text)

long-eared) hedgehogs, are kept as pets in some places. (Full text)

Egyptian or long-eared hedgehogs are, however, known for having a somewhat more aggressive personality, and will frequently nip or bite, as suggested here by Nathan Tenny: [Cerebus] (one of Nathan's troupe -- ed.

long-eared) hedgehogs, are kept as pets in some places. (Full text)

Egyptian or long-eared hedgehogs are, however, known for having a somewhat more aggressive personality, and will frequently nip or bite, as suggested here by Nathan Tenny: (Full text)

Egyptian or long-eared hedgehogs are, however, known for having a somewhat more aggressive personality, and will frequently nip or bite, as suggested here by Nathan Tenny: [Cerebus] (one of Nathan's troupe -- ed. (Full text)

long-eared) hedgehogs, are kept as pets in some places.

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