North African hedgehog

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Author: Conselleria de Medi Ambient i Mobilitat, Govern des Illes Balears

North African hedgehog

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


The Algerian hedgehog, north 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 north African hedgehog
A young / baby of a north African hedgehog is called a 'hoglet'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A north African hedgehog group is called a 'array'.
Some facts about the
Algerian hedgehog

Adult weight : 0.745 kg (1.639 lbs)

Gestation : 40 days

Weaning : 40 days

Litter size : 5

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