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
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#6

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

PineappleCat Report

Lena Sterling
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#7

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

germoid Report

#10

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

alkynesofthings Report

#11

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

skeletonclock Report

#12

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

yepright Report

#15

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

LmintLevente Report Report

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#17

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

emoposer Report

#18

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

The Regina Monologues Report

#22

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

imgur Report

GJones
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#23

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

JavaReallySucks Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#24

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

venspired Report

#27

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Multiwagon Report

#28

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

edithflesh Report

#29

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#31

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

huffyhedgehogs Report

Anna Roos
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Vampire Ice Cream. With extra sprinkles. Enjoy!

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#32

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ChattyCats Report

#34

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

brovakattack Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you love your owner!!!!!!

#35

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

K. Mráčková Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#36

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

classy_sassy Report

#38

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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#39

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Linfinity8 Report

GJones
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#41

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

rob79 Report

#43

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

chikkunmama Report

#45

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ARRRcade Report

#46

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Socially Awkward
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#48

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Felisha Report

#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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#54

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

JeskaLouise Report

#55

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

aaavril Report

#57

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#59

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

tokenblackguy90 Report

Frances DeDura
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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