Lake Superior Zoo Welcomes Six Baby African Pygmy Hedgehogs
Get ready for a cuteness overload as Duluth's Lake Superior Zoo welcomes six adorable African Pygmy Hedgehogs. Momma Hashbrown and the three baby girls are now on display.
About six weeks ago, the baby hedgehogs were born (three boys and three girls). No word on why the baby boys aren't on display yet, but the cute baby girls are in the Griggs Learning Center. I think hedgehogs are completely adorable (even though I was upset when I found out they aren't actually blue after playing Sonic on the Sega). I also don't know a lot about them, so here are some fun facts on pygmy hedgehogs:
- There are 17 different species of hedgehogs in the world and the most common domesticated one is the African Pygmy.
- They are lactose intolerant (and now I love them even more, because I am also lactose intolerant.)
- The name for a baby hedgehog is a hoglet.
- The reason hegdehogs are called hedgehogs. because when they move through hedges looking for food, they make grunting noises that sound like a pig.
The Lake Superior Zoo is open everyday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. so make sure you stop by and see the cute little hedgehogs!