600 grams (21 ounces)
17 to 23 centimeters in length (7 to 9 inches)
3 to 4 years in the wild, up to 11 years in captivity
A variety of climates and terrains; savanna and grassy areas with light undergrowth.
Between 35 and 58 days, depending on the species
Large birds, most carnivores, humans
Humans are pushing hedgehogs out of their habitats.
As human populations grow and increase agricultural activities, expand settlements, and construct roads, these small mammals are losing their living spaces.
Our solutions to conserving the hedgehog:
African Wildlife Foundation educates communities about the importance of sustainable practices for agricultural and settlement growth by providing training on best practices and incentivizing conservation agriculture when appropriate.
AWF brings together private investors with local communities to develop tourism in areas rich with wildlife by constructing conservation tourism lodges, like The Sanctuary at Ole Lentille, in Kenya. The lodge provides sustainable income for the community and the 20,000-acre conservancy is a safe home to wildlife.