African Pygmy Hedgehoglets Born At Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo's African pygmy hedgehog couple Hakuna Matata and Barundi welcomed a litter of five hoglets in early July. The tiny babies weigh just a tenth of a pound, and their sex is yet to be determined.

As cute as hedgehogs are, Oregon Zoo staff member Tanya Paul, who supervises their education program animals, warns the public against keeping them as pets:

"They're very difficult to care for because of their diet and the need for special veterinary care. Many vets don't specialize in treating exotic animals like a hedgehog."

Learn more and see a video of the hoglets at Zooborns.  Images Credit: Oregon Zoo/Michael Durham

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