Global Balding

Hedgehog

The hedgehog with ‘global balding’

A nice, soft fluffy coat is of little use to a hedgehog.

But poor old Glen is having to make do without any prickles – apparently thanks to global warming.

Vets believe his freak appearance was caused by the stress of missing out on his winter hibernation.

He was found in Peebles in the Scottish Borders long after he should have nodded off into a deep sleep until spring. He had a few prickles but now even they have fallen out.

Read more here.

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