Hedgehogs are a small mammal with a spiny coat and short legs, able to roll itself into a ball for defense. This little animal can live in many different habitats, from desert to forest and beyond! It got its name because of its weird scavenging habits. In fact, they snuffle through hedges and other undergrowth in search of their favorite food, which is small creatures. Therefore they got the name hedgehog. What a cute animal the hedgehog is Interesting huh?