Some animals have defining traits that are pretty difficult to ignore. Just as we associate giraffes with their long necks or octopuses with eight arms, hedgehogs are easily identified by their prickly spines — and we wouldn’t know what to do if we saw one without them.
That’s why Nelson the hedgehog is such an unusual, special creature. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, he doesn’t have any spikes, leaving him completely bald… yet that doesn’t make him any less adorable!
Nelson was at serious risk without his natural defense mechanism, but it’s clear that he’s in great care. He may not be like other hedgehogs, but he seems perfectly fine with it!
Please visit Foxy Lodge Animal Rescue’s website for more information about their extraordinary efforts, and to see what you can do to help!
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