Even though Hedgehogs are only four to twelve inches long (10-30 cm), they can to can travel up to two miles a night. Which is a lot of tiny hedgehog steps!
Hedgehogs hunt at night for snails, frogs, snakes, bird eggs, mushrooms, roots, berries & insects. Their eyesight in the daytime is considered poor, but they do see better at night.
Hedgehogs have about 5,000 spiky spines, and roll up into a spiky ball when threatened. Hedgehog spines do not come out easily like a porcupine. Each spine lasts only about a year, and then is replaced by a new one.
Hedgehogs can hibernate in winter, if it gets too cold. The animals are found in Asia, Africa, New Zealand, and Great Britain, and Europe.