Lesser Madagascar Hedgehog Tenrec: Echinops Telfairi
Distribution and Habitat
The Lesser hedgehog tenrec resides primarily in the southern and southwestern regions of Madagascar.
The lesser hedgehog tenrec inhabits dry areas such as deserts, dry forests and dry coastal regions.
Typically ranging between 5-6.5 inches in length and appearing close to that of the typical hedgehog, the lesser hedgehog tenrec contains sharp spines on their backside with a soft hairy underbelly and face.
When this species feels threatened, the lesser hedgehog tenrec will curl up into a ball exposing only their sharp spines for protection.