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    Default Special care for 'prickly blonde' Hedgehog

    The hedgehog will be released into a private garden



    Staff at wildlife centre are nursing back to health an extremely rare but prickly character.
    A blonde hedgehog, which was found weak and struggling in Gobowen, Shropshire, has been taken to the Stapeley Grange Centre in Cheshire.
    A spokesman said they had never had a blonde hedgehog before.
    The hedgehog, thought to be a few months old, will stay at the centre until she reaches a satisfactory weight and will then be released.
    Recessive gene
    Dr Andrew Kelly said the centre receives about 600 hedgehogs a year but has never received a blonde one.
    "They are extremely rare so it's a delight to have one in our care," he said.
    "We've worked hard to get her back to a healthy weight and are thrilled she's responded so well."
    Blonde hedgehogs can be found on Alderney in the Channel Islands where they have become common since a pair was released in the 1960s.
    Their colouring is caused by a rare recessive gene. The hedgehog will be released into a specially selected private garden.

    BBC NEWS | England | Shropshire | Special care for 'prickly blonde'

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    I love hedgeyhogs.

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    Aww!!! So cute!!

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