Animal Size

Southern African hedgehog size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Southern African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) reaches an average size of 18.2 cm (0′ 8″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 337 grams (0.74 lbs). On birth they have a weight of 10 grams (0.02 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Southern African hedgehogs have 4 babies about 1 times per year. The Southern 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.

The average adult size of a Southern African hedgehog is  (0' 8

The Southern African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) is a species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Animals of the same family as a Southern African hedgehog

We found other animals of the Erinaceidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Southern African hedgehog

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Southern African hedgehog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Southern African hedgehog:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern African hedgehog

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