Long-eared hedgehogs mate once a year, between July and September. The litter size is between one and four babies. Learn more about the Long-eared hedgehog – with amazing Long-eared hedgehog videos, photos and facts on Arkive. AnAge entry for Hemiechinus auritus. Classification (HAGRID: Genus: Hemiechinus; Species: Hemiechinus auritus; Common name: Long-eared hedgehog.

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They may also inhabit abandoned burrows of other small mammals. These spines grow rapidly and just five hours after birth may have almost quadrupled in size.

The prevalence of helminth parasites from aurutus Erinaceus europaeus in Great Britain. Whilst hibernating, animals survive on stored reserves of fat that they have accumulated in summer. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They also consume eggs, fruit, vegetables and even small vertebrates such as lizards and snakes.

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For instance, Dicrocoelium dendriticum and Haemonchus contortus were found in E. Materials and methods From April to September23 dead hedgehogs were collected randomly from different regions of Mashhad County.

Fritz, the long-eared hedgehog

Printed on Heavyweight gsm matt fine art stock. Presence of the spines on hedgehogs have often led people to wonder how mating is accomplished. Since the age of the animals used in this study could not be definitively determined, we were unable to analyze the impact of age on helminth parasite burden.


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Fritz, the long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus)

Glossary Palearctic living in the northern part of the Old World. Long-eared hedgehog [1] Conservation status.

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The female has 8—10 nipples and often has 2—3 babies. A study on the long-eared hedgehog, Hemiechinus auritus Gmelin, Mammalia: At the same time, 38 live hedgehogs were captured at Ferdowsi University campus predominantly April—October of akritus year. Which species are on the road to recovery?

Determination the frequency of ixodid ticks on the sheep in Khorasan Razavi province, Iran. Occurrence of the lungworms Capillaria and Crenosoma spp. Long-eared hedgehog threats There are currently no known major threats to this species 1.

During the day they are found resting under rocks, hollows or rock piles. Insects, small vertebrates, eggs, fruit, seeds and carrion. There auritux no published data about parasites of this species in Iran and other part of the world. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

Ticks and the city: In order to be able to mate, the male stands vertically on his hind legs while the female lies on the floor with her legs spread out. Gestation is days; the young’s eyes open after one week, and baby hedgehogs eat solid food after three weeks. They are born completely unprotected and without quills on the back, as they are soft and still embedded. The spines quadruple in length within 5 hours after birth and after 2 weeks, the babies are fully covered with them.


The long-eared hedgehog has a large range, stretching from Libya and Egypt in the west, through south-west Asia, to central China 1. Species of flea Siphonaptera infesting pets and hedgehogs in Germany. Please enter your comment! Hansh, the fishing cat. In South America it includes the scrub ecotone between forest and paramo. The long-eared hedgehog prefers to stay in intermediate climates, avoiding the hot desert and the northern colder mountain areas.

Please enter your name here. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Nematodes of vertebrates, vol. Able to eat solid food three weeks after birth, the young are weaned after about one month and are sexually mature at just six weeks old 4 5.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate ecto and endoparasites of long-eared hedgehog Hemiechinus auritus in North East of Iran.

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