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2009-03-16 10:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay is introducing its first mammals - African Pygmy Hedgehogs and Chinchillas -- at "Soft and Prickly: Invasion of the Land Animals" on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's husbandry and conservation departments, "Soft and Prickly" is the final hands-on animal preview event leading up to the April 4, 2009 grand opening of the Aquarium's new land animal, octopus and jellies exhibits. With the new exhibits under design, the...


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Southern African Hedgehog, Atelerix frontalis
2012-10-01 10:25:35

The southern African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) can be found in many areas of Africa including Angola, Lesotho, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It prefers a habitat in areas that are slightly damp, with abundant vegetation, although it can live in many different habitats. It is nocturnal, spending most of the day resting under leaves and other debris, holes, or bushes. These areas are not permanent, but breeding nests and some winter nests are used semi-permanently. The southern African...

North African Hedgehog, Atelerix algirus
2012-06-20 15:55:23

The North African hedgehog (Atelerix algirus), also known as the Algerian hedgehog, can be found in many areas including Algeria, Libya, France, Spain, and Tunisia. Little is known about this hedgehog’s preferred habitats, but it has often been found in mixed and conifer forests as well as mountainous areas in northern Africa in Spain. It is not able to survive in arid regions of Libya and Morocco. In France, the Balearics, and the Canary Islands, it is often seen in parks and gardens....

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2007-01-02 11:19:08

The four-toed hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris), or African pygmy hedgehog, is a small species of hedgehog. It is found throughout much of the south-Saharan African countries, from Senegal and Mauritania in the west, to Sudan in the east. It has been recorded as far south as Zambia. Populations tend to be scattered between suitable savannah or cropland habitats, avoiding forested areas. The species common name is derived from the number of toes found on their rear feet. Due to their extensive...

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