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Genus Paraechinus

Paraechinus aethiopicus

Common Name: Ethiopian Hedgehog


  • A ‘desert hedgehog’
  • Pale brown banded quills
  • Dark legs
  • Underbelly fur ranges from a mixture of brown, black, and white to plain brown
  • Masked face and a white stripe across the forehead
  • Length: 6-10 inches
  • Weight: 400-700 grams

Range: Throughout North Africa 

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