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Erinaceus concolor

Common Name: Eastern European Hedgehog

Characteristics:

  • Chocolate-brown banded quills
  • Brown fur on the underbelly and white patch of fur on their chest
  • Length: 12-15 inches
  • Weight: 700-1000 grams

Range: Eastern Europe - Czechoslovakia, as far south as Israel and north beyond the Caspian sea.

Erinaceus europaeus

Common Name: Western or European Hedgehog

Characteristics:

  • Chocolate-brown banded quills
  • Brown fur on the underbelly
  • Length: 12-15 inches
  • Weight: 700-1000 grams

Range: Britain, Ireland, Southern Scandinavia, Western Europe & New Zealand

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Erinaceus roumanicus

 

Common Name: Northern White-Breasted Hedgehog

Characteristics:

  • Similar to the European Hedgehog but with a white spot on the chest

Range: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey & Ukraine.

Photo: Mikhail Kolesnikov

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