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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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2007-01-10 12:27:07

Hugh's Hedgehog (Mesechinus hughi), also sometimes referred to as the Central Chinese Hedgehog, is a hedgehog native to Central China and Manchuria. It prefers open areas, but can be found in shrubs and forests. Hugh's Hedgehog is native to China. It is known to look for food even in daytime on rainy days.

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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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