Our research projects help hedgehogs worldwide!
By using our research results in our online courses, we help you to learn more about your beloved animals, but also hedgehogs and tenrecs living in the wild.
Field research 2023 in the making
Upon visiting our website and looking through the projects, a new one that’s popped up a few months ago is […]
Promote your (breeding)business, resue or non-profit!
At The Hedgehog Program we are very keen on supporting other businesses: breeders, rescues and non-profits in their goals to […]
Start of a new season!
We are officially announcing the start of a new season for The Hedgehog Program and with that, a lot of […]
Do animals have conciousness?
For years, scientists and animal rights enthusiasts alike have been fascinated by the potential capacity of animals to process the […]
Two new species of ‘hairy hedgehogs’ discovered in the Philippines
Photo: Podogymnura intermedia (FMNH 186805, holotype), adult male. Photographed 28 July 2005 by D. S. Balete. The first two months […]
Hedgehog spines could protect athletes from concussions
Taking inspiration from nature to achieve innovative solutions to human problems -a practice also known as biomimicry- has all manner […]
16 year old hedgehog found in Denmark
‘Thorvald’ is the name of the oldest found hedgehog in the world. Researchers of the Danish Hedgehog Project researched over […]
A hedgehog’s masturbation
Photo: © Lizl van Vreden Masturbating hedgehogs? Now that might be a sticky spikey situation one would think. But it […]
European hedgehogs are wreaking havoc in New Zealand
If you find yourself in New Zealand, you might see a hedgehog snuffling around… But it won’t be a native […]
Prickly situation on the runway: Air New Zealand flight delayed
The captain of flight NZ675 which just landed from Auckland, New Zealand, had spotted a hedgehog on the runway of […]
Function of the Jacobson’s organ in hedgehogs
If you have read into the eyesight of hedgehogs (which will be another educative article at a later time) you […]
The sound of quills!
Weird, wonderfull and true! The Lowland-Streaked Tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus) is the only mammal with sounding quills. They are one of […]
Quills, hairs and.. quiars?
Tenrecs, much like other mammals, have a skin covered in hairs and sometimes quills. But did you know there’s another […]
Large-eared tenrec added to the Wiki
A new species page has been added to our wiki! Within the Tenrecidae family, the subfamily of the Geogalinae and […]
Madagascar’s mammalian evolution under threat
International scientists have concluded that it would take three million years to recover the number of species that went extinct […]
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Biology 101: Anthropomorphism
If you’ve worked with animals for a while, you probably have heard of the term and might know the meaning […]
Biology 101: What is convergent evolution?
And how is convergent evolution relevant to hedgehogs and tenrecs? These are two regularly asked questions whenever i explain that […]