Since you first met Cameron Park Zoo's baby Hedgehogs on ZooBorns a few weeks ago, these prickly hoglets have been busy growing. Once able to fit in a teaspoon, the Hedgehogs, named Polaris, Storm, Magneto & Juggernaut, are now the size of golf balls. When fully grown, these spiny wonders will be about the size of a softball.
Hedgehogs are insect-eaters that use their spiny coat as a defense against predators. When threatened, they curl into a ball with spines erect, making themselves a much less appealing snack.
These four Hedgehogs are destined for use in the zoo's education programs, where they will inspire kids of all ages to appreciate wildlife.
Photo Credits: Mark Randolph and Laurel Shannon