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Hedgehog

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It is a Mammal belonging to the Order of Insectivores, the Erinaceid Family. It is widespread throughout Europe and in much of northern Asia. The hedgehog is a nocturnal animal, despite appearing a clumsy animal, the hedgehog is able to run fast and also proves to be an excellent swimmer.

West European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)1.jpg


Scientific denomination and classification[edit | edit source]

The scientific name of the hedgehog is "Erinaceus europaeus"

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

The hedgehog has few predators, but if it is caught by surprise it immobilizes and rolls. The hedgehog is omnivorous, eating invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians; they also eat acorns, berries, fruit. During the winter the hedgehog hibernates; in summer, however, the hedgehog is active.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

The hedgehog, lives underground; Especially in the woods, it can also be found in gardens, vegetable gardens, urban parks and hedges.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

From which animals descend? Which are the ancestors?

Its presence in the fables and stories[edit | edit source]

The hedgehog is quite present in fairy tales and fairy tales.

Usually his stories are about how he found the quills.

Its presence in art (images)[edit | edit source]

Hedgehog - horse.jpg

Artist: SauLeM - Created: 2010

Notes[edit | edit source]

THE TITLE OF A BOOK IS "SMALL HEDGEHOG DOES NOT WANT TO SLEEP" BY GIRALDO MARIA LORETTA

The title of a book is "small hedgehog does not want to sleep" by Giraldo Maria Loretta

Publisher: Giunti

Series: I read

Publication: 2005

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccio

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