Happy Hedgehog Day! Did you know that thousands of years ago, before Groundhog Day became a tradition, Romans would celebrate a similar event on the exact same day only with these adorable animals? The only difference is that they would look to see if the little creatures saw their shadows under a clear moon at night. And if they did, that meant that there are six more weeks of winter left. And the Romans weren't the only ones to look up to hedgehogs for advice or praise them for their unique qualities. Classical Persians saw hedgehogs as sacred because of their dedication to destroying agricultural pests. From fairytales and cartoons to video games - this prickly creature is a true icon.

Though the seventeen species of our beloved cute hedgehogs spend their days as wild animals all over Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand, they are often kept as pets, too. However, a hedgehog pet isn't an easy keeper for an inexperienced owner, as they need a very specific diet and a lot of room to exercise. Never try to take one of these animals from wild, but try to buy a baby hedgehog from domesticated hedgehog breeders.

To celebrate Hedgehog Day, Bored Panda has put together a list of hedgehog photos looking adorable as ever! Keep on scrolling to take a look, and be sure to vote for the cutest photos.

#1

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

THE FEET!!! Just...THE FEEEEET!!! (and his mini 'downstairs mix-up) hee hee!

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#2

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

tekhnomancer Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

All I can think about, is how painful it had to be to give birth to all those spikes! OUCH!

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#3

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

radotink_hedgehog Report

Szabolcs Papp
Community Member
4 years ago

Sooo Cute :) https://www.instagram.com/mr_toka/ more hedgehog here

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#4

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

darcytheflyinghedgehog Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Sooooooo, relaaaaaaxed....

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#5

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

biddythehedgehog Report

Peter Lankton
Community Member
4 years ago

Hi dere!

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#6

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

PineappleCat Report

Lena Sterling
Community Member
4 years ago

The one on the right button looks a bit like a coconut muffin

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#7

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

germoid Report

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
4 years ago

When did Sonic get into Mario Kart?

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#8

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

RandomAnnie84 Report

Celia McDaniel
Community Member
4 years ago

Modesty...respect...:)

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#9

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Lacquerpaint Report

Emily Rayner _ Student - JoynerES
Community Member
7 months ago

Hes sooo cute

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#10

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

alkynesofthings Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Awwww! He is curled up! He doesnt like that bed!

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#11

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

skeletonclock Report

Celia McDaniel
Community Member
4 years ago

THIS IS BASICALLY ME EVERYTIME I TAKE A BATH

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#12

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

yepright Report

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
4 years ago

How can something so prickly be so cute???

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#13

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Kentrole Report

Drakeguten
Community Member
4 years ago

Who Run the World

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#14

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

TheNom Report

Răzvan Avătăjiței
Community Member
4 years ago

That smile though! <3

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#15

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

LmintLevente Report Report

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
4 years ago

For some reason, James Franco comes to mind...

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#16

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

wuodland Report

Raphael Silva
Community Member
4 years ago

Fwoomp!

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#17

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

emoposer Report

Shauday Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

You'll never get me outta here- oh noms!!

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#18

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

The Regina Monologues Report

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
4 years ago

oh yeah, mom... i feel better now...

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#19

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Bretjessie Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

That 'toof'!

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#20

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

biddythehedgehog Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Ssssssssufferin SSSuccotash!

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#21

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

emoposer Report

Emily Rayner _ Student - JoynerES
Community Member
7 months ago

i smells foods

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#22

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

imgur Report

GJones
Community Member
4 years ago

The eyes!!!!! Omfg!!! Look at that widdle face!

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#23

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

JavaReallySucks Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

*bumBUMBUMBUMBUMbum...BUMBUMBUMBUMBUM* (chariots of fire) ;o)

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#24

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

venspired Report

Alexander Yon
Community Member
1 year ago

whos a wittle king you are!

#25

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ARRRcade Report

Monika Napierala
Community Member
1 year ago

the new van gogh

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#26

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ion_citat Report

Jenifer Solesbee
Community Member
4 years ago

I vampire

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#27

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Multiwagon Report

Curianne Lebert
Community Member
4 years ago

What is sonic doing in a pokeball? 🤣💙

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#28

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

edithflesh Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

acoonnini i will survive!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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#29

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

oh comw on how has nobody comented yet!!!!!!!1 hes smiling!!!!!1

#30

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

LethalLlama1887 Report

Monika Napierala
Community Member
1 year ago

shopping and going home

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#31

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

huffyhedgehogs Report

Anna Roos
Community Member
1 year ago

Vampire Ice Cream. With extra sprinkles. Enjoy!

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#32

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ChattyCats Report

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
4 years ago

Now I also want to play with a hedgehog :)

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#33

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

FishermansDick Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

*mush mush mush*

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#34

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

brovakattack Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you love your owner!!!!!!

#35

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

K. Mráčková Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

awww so smal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#36

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

classy_sassy Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

im a catus im camufag!!!!!!

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#37

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

RAAAR

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#38

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Jenifer Solesbee
Community Member
4 years ago

My coffee is a little spikey

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#39

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Linfinity8 Report

GJones
Community Member
4 years ago

Too young to be taken from its mother's nest.

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#40

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

uni_desu Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

hey im doing school get out!!!!!!!!

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#41

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

rob79 Report

carolyn eckels
Community Member
8 months ago

Love the bitty paw.......

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#42

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Niccalv2015 Report

Emily Rayner _ Student - JoynerES
Community Member
7 months ago

me tho

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#43

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

chikkunmama Report

Anna Janiszewska
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoaa, those legssss

#44

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

darcytheflyinghedgehog Report

Monika Napierala
Community Member
1 year ago

ITS THE ARROW GAME

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#45

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ARRRcade Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

aHYUCK HEY THERE PALS IT'S MICKEY HEDGEHOG!

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#46

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Socially Awkward
Community Member
4 years ago

What hedgehog??? I only see a plant. Where is the hedgehog? The world may never know!!! 😂

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#47

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

hey mom lokk what i can do!!!!!!

#48

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Felisha Report

#49

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Emily Rayner _ Student - JoynerES
Community Member
7 months ago

psst got any games on your phone

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#50

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

kevin.the.hedgehog Report

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#51

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

_shiushiu_ Report

#52

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Alexis C
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so cute that ...drop the mic....

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#53

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Bretjessie Report

#54

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

JeskaLouise Report

Furidox Jamaa
Community Member
3 years ago

Dis my fwen. She the green hedgehog.

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#55

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

aaavril Report

Alexis C
Community Member
4 years ago

Good morning sunshine!

#56

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

darcytheflyinghedgehog Report

Monika Napierala
Community Member
1 year ago

tonights supper?

#57

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

happpy birth day too you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#58

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ManateeMenagerie Report

Emily Rayner _ Student - JoynerES
Community Member
7 months ago

that face tho

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#59

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

tokenblackguy90 Report

Frances DeDura
Community Member
4 years ago

Awwww it's little feet look like they hurt. :(

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#60

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

heartofohiohedgies Report

GJones
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor baby looks like she has a tumor on her head of a birth defect. I've had 2 differently abled hedgehogs and they're the best.

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#61

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

PPUURRR Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

awwwwww so fuffy!!!!!!!!

#62

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Generation_Y_Not Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

im baking hedgehog

#63

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Sparkko Report

#64

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

cncamusic Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

dang this one spiky!!!

#65

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

TheBW Report

Monika Napierala
Community Member
1 year ago

hey bro gimme a piggyback ride no dude you re bigger than me mooooom tell him

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#66

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

pokeymoms Report

GJones
Community Member
4 years ago

Dis mai futz. Is mine! Yew want?

#67

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

lionelthehog Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
10 months ago

hedge hog a la tini

#68

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

mr.pokee Report

Emily Rayner _ Student - JoynerES
Community Member
7 months ago

awww

#69

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Lena Platonova Report

#70

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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#71

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

_runcmd Report

#72

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

hedgehog_love Report

Naomi Odom
Community Member
9 months ago

lez compare!

#73

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

RLbubble Report

#74

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

lilychua Report

#75

Cute Hedgehog