Maltese Hedgehog SOS – 6Y

Friday 28 February 2020

In Year 6 in our Social Studies and Current Affairs class, we have started to look at Maltese history, symbols and culture. It lead us on to thinking about protecting and preserving things which are special and traditional to Malta.

There are 17 different species of hedgehog around the world, but the only one found in the Maltese Islands is the Algerian hedgehog. It is distinctive, growing up to 25cm, with a light-coloured face, a darker snout and no spines on its head, with large ears and a brown or white belly.

We are going to try to raise awareness of the urgency of protecting and preserving the hedgehogs. We must look out for them on the roads, raising driver awareness, protect their natural habitats and not throw litter as this is destroying where they live and posing danger to them as they search for food.