I've been reading up on hedgehogs and learned that there are 17 species of them spread throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. Apparently they are pest species in New Zealand. Have any of our Zoochat friends in New Zealand encountered them there? This got me to wondering what the state of hedgehog exhibits is in zoos? Are there any really good or great hedgehog exhibits? Do they feature in any nocturnal houses? Are there many hedgehog species in zoos? In North America the only species that I've seen are African pygmy hedgehogs. In zoos they seem to be education animals that have been confiscated for the pet trade. I am not aware of any hedgehog exhibits in American zoos beyond that, but perhaps there are some? For our European Zoochat friends, how often do you encounter hedgehogs in the wild? Are they so common that people would be bored to find them in zoos?