The Mysterious Case of the Hedgehog in Kuragaike Park Zoo
But what's this? The hedgehog is gone, nowhere to be seen, and in its place is... a bristle brush!?
But why has the hedgehog transformed into a brush?
It's cold, so the hedgehog enclosure is closed for now. Instead of a hedgehog, we're displaying a very similar-looking brush. Please come back again when the weather is warmer.
It turns out that the chilly winters of Japan's Aichi Prefecture are just a little too much for the zoo's adorable African hedgehog (above), who can't maintain a warm enough body temperature. Instead, during the winter months, the hog spends its time in a warm indoor enclosure away from prying eyes! Instead of leaving the normal enclosure completely empty while the weather is cold, a couple of the zoo's zookeepers decided that the brush would apparently be a suitable substitute, and wrote the charming accompanying sign to let visitors know that the hedgehog would return with the warm weather.
The mystery of the Kuragaike Park Zoo hedgehog has officially been solved! Case closed!
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Name Kuragaike Park Zoo (鞍ヶ池公園)
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