Hedgehogs Free Coloring Pages to Print


Hedgehogs are prickly little animals whose coloring pages are pretty fun. You will have a lot of fun with the printable hedgehog coloring pages. We have collected cartoon and realistic pictures for you. A distinctive feature of the representatives of the Porcupines family is their longest needles among all mammals.

Hedgehogs coloring pages ( printable and free)


Amy Rose

Kids love hedgehog coloring pages. While we were coloring these pages, we also gave you interesting information. The length of hedgehog needles can reach 50 cm with a thickness of about 7 mm. Most long (50 cm) needles are located on the back of the hedgehog. The needles do not adhere well to the animal's body and are often shed, but they do not cause any discomfort or injury to the animals. Hedgehogs are creatures with a spiny structure that belong to the family of small mammals. Unlike other mammals, these animals, which can defend themselves with their spines, are usually active at night and feed on small animals such as insects, worms and small rodents. Hedgehogs can vary in size depending on their species. Some species are only 10 cm tall, while others can reach up to 30 cm. Their spines are an evolutionary adaptation for hedgehogs to protect themselves. The stiff hairs found all over their bodies are a defense mechanism against the attacks of their enemies.

There are various types of hedgehogs around the world. Some are common in Africa, Asia, and Europe, while others live in North and South America. Hedgehogs can be found in a variety of habitats such as woodland, scrub and green spaces. They can also be seen frequently in places where people live, such as gardens, parks, and even city centers.

Hedgehogs play an important role in nature. They are especially effective in controlling insects. In addition, the feathers of hedgehogs are also used to make threads used in some cultures. Although hedgehogs have a sympathetic appearance with their spines, they are creatures that need to be protected in their natural habitat. Protecting the habitats where hedgehogs live and not consuming natural food sources will help these creatures to survive.

Features of the Hedgehog

The hedgehog is a carnivorous animal, a close relative of rodents. Its body is covered with pointed spines, which help the hedgehog protect itself from predators. The color of the hedgehog can vary between shades of brown, black and white.

The hedgehog is a nocturnal animal and feeds on small animals such as insects, worms, small rodents and snakes. Hedgehogs find their prey by smell and hearing and generally live alone.

In addition to their natural habitats, hedgehogs can live in gardens, parks and even in city centres. However, they can be attacked in traffic or by pets.

The hedgehog gathers itself in dangerous situations and is protected by its sharp spines. In addition, the saliva of hedgehogs is bactericidal and is used for medicinal purposes in some cultures.

The hedgehog is threatened by loss of natural habitats, pets and vehicles that come into contact with wildlife. As such, hedgehogs are supported by conservation efforts.

Interesting facts about hedgehogs

  • Hedgehogs are fast-moving animals and use their stings to defend themselves.
  • There are 17 different hedgehog species in total in Europe, Asia and America.
  • Hedgehogs are creatures that can reach up to 30 cm in length.
  • Hedgehogs are among the creatures with extremely strong toes. They have a total of 5 toes on their feet.
  • The spines on the hedgehog's body are very sharp and cause great damage to animals that want to hunt it.
  • Hedgehogs also come to the fore with the hedgehog species, which is one of the porcupine species. This creature has the ability to defend itself by throwing a needle at its enemy.
  • Hedgehogs prefer night hours to hunt. They can also sleep in 18 hours.
  • Hedgehogs live alone. They do not have a herd psyche and come together for the sole purpose of mating.
  • Hedgehogs are extremely fast creatures and can reach speeds of up to 2 meters per second.

Where Do Hedgehogs Live?

Hedgehogs (Erinaceidae) are found in different species throughout the world. Hedgehogs can often live in woodlands, scrub areas, grasslands, and even deserts. However, hedgehogs' habitats can vary depending on the species and geographic region.

Porcupine species living in some areas include the black hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), the white anteater hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus), and the tailless hedgehog (Paraechinus hypomelas). These species can often be found in woodlands, farmland, and city parks.

Hedgehogs often use tree cavities, rockeries, bushes or other natural shelters as nests. However, sometimes they may prefer small huts that are also used as artificial shelters in gardens or parks.

All hedgehog species feed as carnivores and are also important for protecting their natural habitats of woodland, scrub, grassland and even desert. If hedgehogs are naturally present in the area, we must respect them and not harm their habitat.

Black Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus): This species is found in most parts of Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. It is the most common among other hedgehog species and is recognized by a prominent nose crease.

Japanese Hedgehog (Erinaceus amurensis): This species lives in the eastern regions of Russia, Korea, China and Japan. Their fur is softer and denser, and they are often kept as pets.

Short-Legged Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris): This species is found in various parts of Africa. They have smaller size and wider ears than other hedgehog species.

White Ant-Eating Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus): This species is found in the Middle East and Central Asia. It is a slender and long-nosed hedgehog and is smaller than the others.

Tailless Hedgehog (Paraechinus hypomelas): This species is found in the Middle East and North Africa. It is a slender, long-nosed hedgehog and, as the name suggests, does not have a short tail.

The Importance of Hedgehogs for Humans and Other Living Beings

Hedgehogs are animals that have a natural habitat just like other mammals. Hedgehogs, however, differ from other animals by having stiff hairs on their backs to protect themselves. These hairs help protect the hedgehog from predators and attack by predators.

Hedgehogs are also important for the healthy functioning of ecosystems in their natural environment. Hedgehogs improve soil structure by eating insects, earthworms and other small animals that live in the soil. Hedgehogs also accelerate the circulation of nutrients in the soil by increasing the distribution and activity of microorganisms living in the soil.

The population of hedgehogs is declining due to human activities that harm their natural habitat. Especially in urban areas, hedgehogs' lives are endangered by interfering with their natural habitats. However, hedgehogs have many benefits for humans. Hedgehogs protect vegetation by keeping insects living in gardens and parks under control. The pests that hedgehogs prey on can also protect them from disease carriers that can be harmful to humans.