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fauna

fauna  

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All the animal life normally present in a given habitat at a given time. See also macrofauna; microfauna. Compare flora.
hedgehog

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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Small, nocturnal Eurasian mammal of the family Erinaceidae. It has short, sharp spines above, lighter-coloured fur below, and a pointed

hedgehog

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
in the Bestiaries it is said to gather fruit for its young by impalement on its spines; it may thus be taken to exemplify prudence, or as an image of the Devil harvesting unwary souls.... ... More
Hedgehogs

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

Egyptologists have long maintained that from pharaonic monuments and representations in the round, two species of hedgehogs are identifiable—the long-eared

Hedgehogs and Moonrats

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The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 ed.)

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2007
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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The hedgehog is one of the most familiar wild mammals seen in the European landscape and also among the most

insectivore

insectivore  

An animal that eats insects, especially a mammal of the order Insectivora (hedgehogs, shrews, etc.).

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