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hedgehog

nocturnal, insectivorous and immune to snakebite, this spiny animal plays a beneficial role in an environment by controlling some pests. Called also Erinaceus erinaceus, a member of the family Erinaceidae.

hedgehog fleas
see flea.
hedgehog grass
hedgehog tick
see ixodeshexagonus.
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Two Hedgehog Improvement Areas (HIAs) have been established in the Midlands in recent years, in Solihull in 2015 and in Rugby in 2016.
The role has been created following the creation of two Hedgehog Improvement Areas (HIAs) in Rugby and Solihull.
Hibernation turns a warm-blooded hedgehog into what is, for all intents and purposes, a coldblooded animal.
uk This year efforts are focused on our Hedgehog Heroes campaign.
WE are writing to let readers know that it's Hedgehog Awareness Week from April 30 to May 6.
Hedgehog numbers have fallen by 30 per cent in the last decade, The Wildlife Trusts says.
IN the last decade, hedgehog numbers have gone down by 30% due to a variety of factors including habitat loss and changes in farming techniques, according to The Wildlife Trusts, which estimates there may be fewer than a million left in the UK.
We have known for a number of years that hedgehogs are in decline in the UK, so we joined with People's Trust for Endangered Species to deliver the Hedgehog Street project.
HEDGEHOG numbers could be heading for a spike thanks to the launch of their own special conservation area.
A hedgehog can hang out all day while you are at work, you can come home, hang out with it for a couple of hours or.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) has just celebrated National Hedgehog Week which focuses on the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.
The hedgehog population stood at 35 million in 1960, and showed a staggering 37 percent decline over the last decade alone, according to the People's Trust for Endangered Species.