The Daurian hedgehog
The Daurian hedgehog prefers dry weather. During the rain it hides in its shelter. It is nocturnal species, they are active in the evenings and at night. In winter they hibernate, and during this period they lose about 30% of its weight. The hedgehog wakes up in the middle of April. It is a solitary animal that looks for a mate only during breeding season (June-July). The hedgehog’s main predators are wolves, foxes, ferrets, badgers and birds of prey. When threatened, the hedgehog rolls in a ball and can stay in this position for a long time. Males start hibernating in the end of August; females and hoglets in the middle of September. The hibernation period lasts for 200-245 days.
The four-Toed Hedgehog
The four-toed hedgehog digs holes under driftwood, finds shelters among stones, between the tree roots, in abandoned termite nests. It is a solitary animal that mostly walks on the ground, but it is a fairly quick runner, a good climber and swimmer. It is a nocturnal species. The four-toed hedgehog has very good hearing and sense of smell. It can find insects up to 5 cm under the ground. The eyesight is not so good though. It hibernates in summer, from June to September. When threatened, the hedgehog rolls into a ball, protecting its limbs and head. The four-toed hedgehogs can make certain sounds: snorts, hisses, and a quiet twittering sound. When attacked, the animal can scream loudly, and males also produce a birdlike call during...
The Long-Eared Hedgehog
It is a nocturnal solitary species. At daytime they stay in a shelter (a hole). It can make various sounds: a snuffle, a cat-like hiss and a growl when threatened. Like all hedgehogs, at the sight of danger they roll into a tight ball. The long-eared hedgehog hibernates for a short period of time, about 30 days.