Animal Size

North African hedgehog size: How big do they get?

How big does a North African hedgehog get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown North African hedgehog (Atelerix algirus) reaches an average size of 21.4 cm (0′ 9″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 7 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 931 grams (2.05 lbs). Talking about reproduction, North African hedgehogs have 3 babies about 2 times per year. The North African hedgehog (genus: Atelerix) is a member of the family Erinaceidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The North African hedgehog (Atelerix algirus) or Algerian hedgehog, is a mammal species in the family Erinaceidae native to Algeria, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and Tunisia. Little is known about this hedgehog, even though the most common breed of domesticated hedgehogs is a result of crossing a four-toed hedgehog with a North African hedgehog. Because this species of hedgehog is native to Africa, it has been suggested that it was introduced by humans to the other countries where it is now found, including France, Spain and the Canary Islands. Of the four African hedgehog species, the North African hedgehog is the only one of these hedgehogs that occurs outside Africa. Because the North African hedgehog has such a wide habitat range and has a seemingly stable population, both in the wild and in the domesticated capacity, it does not appear to currently be at risk.

Animals of the same family as a North African hedgehog

We found other animals of the Erinaceidae family:

Animals with the same size as a North African hedgehog

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as North African hedgehog:

Animals with the same litter size as a North African hedgehog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a North African hedgehog:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a North African hedgehog

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a North African hedgehog:

Animals with the same weight as a North African hedgehog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Atelerix algirus: