This Greater hedgehog tenrec animal has short, pointed, white-tipped spines on its long body and coarse hair, varying from grey to black, on the head and legs. It is nocturnal and, like true hedgehogs, it also rolls into a prickly ball when threatened.
It climbs well and eats a wide variety of worms, amphibians, reptiles, insects, carrion, fruit, and berries. hedgehog animal It becomes torpid for several weeks in adverse conditions.
- hedgehog Length: 15-22cm (6-9 in)
- hedgehog Tail: 1.5 cm (1/2 in)
- hedgehog Weight: 180-270g
- hedgehog Social unit: Individual
- hedgehog Status: Least concern