Long-Eared Hedgehog

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Name: Long-Eared Hedgehog
Latin Name: Hemiechinus auritus
Hebrew name: קיפוד חולות, kipod holot
Order: Insectivora
Family: Erinaceidae
Distribution: Coastal Plain to Caesarea; eastern Golan Heights
Habitat: Sands, loess plains and light soils.
Notes: The long-eared hedgehog lives in burrows that it either makes or finds and is distinguished by its long ears. It is considered one of the smallest middle eastern hedgehogs. This Hedgehog is insectivorous but may also feed on small vertebrates and plants.