An animal phalanx ?

photo from: https://vetmed.illinois.edu/pet_column/hedgehog-pets/

Lets take a look at this cutie over here ! Isn’t it cute ? Well don’t make a mistake when you rush to hold this creature as it may not look like it but has a very good defense mechanism.

THE HEDGEHOGS

Hedgehogs can be found in Europe, Asia, Africa and New Zealand and their homes are usually burrows that they build themselves. In their nearby home they will find fruit, fungi, centipedes, insects, snails, worms, mice, frogs, eggs.

Hedgehog quills are made from keratin, similar to that of a human nail.

In order to protect themselves, they roll into a ball so that the quills cover the entire area of their exposed body so that they can protect themselves from predators.

They range in size from 4 to 12 inches and weighs from 5 to 56 ounces.

photo from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are nocturnal which means they are active at night.

Hedgehogs sleep to combat themselves from extreme climates just like winter or summer.

REFERENCE

https://www.livescience.com/51221-hedgehog.html

COVER PHOTO FROM: https://vetmed.illinois.edu/pet_column/hedgehog-pets/

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