Although the Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec sure looks like a hedgehog, it's actually a very different animal. The tenrec family comprises animals that look like hedgehogs, opossums and even otters, but are actually a great example of.
Another cute animal species that is unique to Madagascar, this is the lesser hedgehog tenrec. While they are primarily nocturnal, we found this guy still out at dawn searching for more insects to eat before heading off to bed.
In late June, the WCS Bronx Zoo welcomed two baby Lesser Hedgehog Tenrecs. While they might look like hedgehogs, and even have hedgehog in their name, they are actually a totally different family of mammals. Tenrec species come in a.