Hedgehog Worksheet and Quiz

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Hedgehogs are nocturnal creatures that come out at night and spend the day sleeping. Most of the species hibernate during winters. These creatures are lactose intolerant so milk should not be left out for them. They hunt using their hearing and smell because of their poor eyesight.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. There are total …………… different species of hedgehogs.

2. A group of hedgehogs is known as an ………………………………..

3. Only two species ………………………………………………….. and ………………………………………… are commonly kept as pets.

4. Hedgehogs belong to ………………………………………….. family.

5. Their scientific name is ………………………………………

6. When exposed to pungent smells or tastes, they exhibit a behaviour known as ……………………………………………

7. A male hedgehog is known as ………………………………..

8. The quills of a hedgehog are made from …………………………………..

9. Each of these spines lasts for ………………………………… before dropping out.

10. The gestation period of these females can last ……………………………………..

 Answers:

1. 15

2. Array

3. the Central African hedgehog, the Algerian hedgehog

4. Erinaceidae

5. Erinaceus

6. Self-anointing

7. Boar

8. Keratin

9. One year

10. From five to eight weeks