Now some hedgehogs have already awakened from their winter hibernation and will soon be on the lookout for a mate: During this time they are more active than usual, cover long distances and often cross roads in their search for a mate. Unfortunately, this is why most hedgehogs are run over during the mating season.
The spiny animals are particularly active at dusk and often within villages and towns: Please watch out for hedgehogs after sunset and at night and take your foot off the gas pedal! Of course you may also help a hedgehog across the road: Carry it across the roadway in its direction of travel and set it down at a safe distance.
Want to learn more about hedgehogs? Or make your garden hedgehog-friendly?
Click here to go to the Hedgehog Center: www.igelzentrum.ch (German only)