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

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

*GAAAASP* I cant, take it, argh...too, much, cuteness...

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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

Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

Just chilling

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#5

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

biddythehedgehog Report

Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

Hi ...

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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

Viktor Ieromin
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't mix them up :)

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Monika Napierala
Community Member
5 months ago

mmm

Glynis Evans
Community Member
7 months ago

Disgraceful to treat hedgehogs like this. How would you like to be put in glass jug whilst your babies are made look like cupcakes. Shame on you

MacDudu
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

So here we have a parent hedgehog who has been separated from its babies in a big glass bowl. Because that’s just so “cute”, isn’t it?

Juliet Leon
Community Member
1 year ago

Its baking time!

Joseph Mannella
Community Member
3 years ago

Heavens to Betsy! Tribbles!

Chuck Larson
Community Member
4 years ago

Do not cook hedgehogs.

Benicio del Pilitch
Community Member
4 years ago

ooooh, so this is how they're made ! <3

Vicki Langeheine
Community Member
4 years ago

They look sorta like sea anemones!

Napo Allenius-Tapiovaara
Community Member
4 years ago

Albino cactus!

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
4 years ago

Add a cup of hedgehog...

Stephy Fordeyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Are albino hedgehogs quite common?

Desi
Community Member
4 years ago

You can't eat them though because of their spikes!!

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

SO creative!! LOVE IT!!!

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#7

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

germoid Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

"Home James."

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#8

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

RandomAnnie84 Report

Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm forever blowing bubbles 🎼

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#9

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Lacquerpaint Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Did you HONESTLY think a mini strawberry would cheer me up???? Really?

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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

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Somebody lost their flotation device!

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#12

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

yepright Report

nike.bordom
Community Member
4 years ago

this is the BEST. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

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#13

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Kentrole Report

Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

Reach for the stars ✨🎤

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#14

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

TheNom Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

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#15

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

LmintLevente Report Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

The hat is CLEARLY a fashion statement!

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#16

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

wuodland Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Thus proving, the law of physics.

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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

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

The 'mooshy' comfort of it all.

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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

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
4 years ago

So that's where they hide their fee! :)

#22

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

imgur Report

GJones
Community Member
4 years ago

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

#23

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

JavaReallySucks Report

Socially Awkward
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone get this guy to the Olympics!!!

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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

Marie
Community Member
4 years ago

Its color is beautiful!

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#26

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ion_citat Report

Kaz Baz
Community Member
4 years ago

"Waddya mean I need braces?!?!"

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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

Beth McFadden
Community Member
4 years ago

On BIVOUAC

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#29

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 month ago

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

#30

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

LethalLlama1887 Report

GJones
Community Member
4 years ago

My boy would do this. But he prefers his cuddle sack so he can poke his nose out and smell all the things.

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#31

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

huffyhedgehogs Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

LETS PARTY!!!!

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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
1 month ago

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you love your owner!!!!!!

#35

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

K. Mráčková Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 month ago

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

#36

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

classy_sassy Report

Kaz Baz
Community Member
4 years ago

Channeling his inner Miley.

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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

Jaz Nguyen
Community Member
4 years ago

Aw. It looks like a little pug with spikes! <3

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#40

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

uni_desu Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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#41

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

rob79 Report

Nancy Shafer
Community Member
4 years ago

High five

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#42

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Niccalv2015 Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

Not, impressed.

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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

LuNaLover Alex
Community Member
4 years ago

It's 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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Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

Spot the hedgehog!?

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#47

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 month ago

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

#48

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Felisha Report

#49

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 month ago

shhhhhhhhh im watching tv!!

#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
2 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
5 months ago

tonights supper?

#57

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 month ago

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

#58

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

ManateeMenagerie Report

#59

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

tokenblackguy90 Report

Jessica Prince
Community Member
4 years ago

What happened to the feets???

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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
1 month ago

awwwwww so fuffy!!!!!!!!

#62

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Generation_Y_Not Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 month ago

im baking hedgehog

#63

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

Sparkko Report

#64

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

cncamusic Report

Alora Escobar
Community Member
1 month ago

dang this one spiky!!!

#65

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

TheBW Report

jacluckycat
Community Member
4 years ago

Ohhh get those sweeties away from the road!

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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
1 month ago

hedge hog a la tini

#68

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

mr.pokee Report

#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