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Indian Hedgehog

Paraechinus micropus

Description:

Native to India and Pakistan, Indian Hedgehogs are a nocturnal and crepuscular species occurring in semi-arid and arid habitats. Largely insectivorous but feed on frogs, toads, lizards, and fallen fruits

Notes:

With shrinking suitable habitats, these can be found sometimes close to human settlements too.


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5 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 months ago

Congratulations Vipul, your Indian Hedgehog is our Spotting of the Day:

Our Spotting of the Day is a beautiful depiction of an Indian Hedgehog (Paraechinus micropus) in its fragile and arid habitat, with just enough vegetation to sustain its preys and provide lining for its nest. From our member Vipul Ramanuj's notes: "Native to India and Pakistan, Indian Hedgehogs are a nocturnal and crepuscular species occurring in semi-arid and arid habitats. Largely insectivorous but feed on frogs, toads, lizards, and fallen fruits. With shrinking suitable habitats, these can be found sometimes close to human settlements too".

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Maria dB
Maria dB 3 months ago

That is one adorable photo!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Vipul!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 months ago

This is SO CUTE!!!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 3 months ago

Cute little bugger!

Gujarat, India

Lat: 23.40, Long: 72.44

Spotted on Oct 21, 2016
Submitted on Apr 21, 2018

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