The movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ has influenced kids to love these adorable and spiky but harmless creatures. This free printable Hedgehog coloring pages resource will help kids learn more about the animal and its family. The scientific name of hedgehogs, the spiny mammal, is Erinaceus. Their average life span is seven years. They weigh around and up to 4 lb (2 kg). The maximum speed they can run at to escape from the predator is around 9-10 kph bursts. They inhabit areas like hedgerows, grasslands, woodlands and or meadows. Many of them hibernate but not all. They are found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand. They are known for their prickly spines, which are found everywhere in their body except face, bellies and legs. They are immensely dependent on their spine for their protection when they face the enemy and while they sleep. Did you know? They have a trick up their sleeve to protect them from enemies, where they perform a ritual called self-anointing in which they make frothy saliva in their mouth and then spread that saliva all over their spine. This helps them to protect themselves from predators by hiding their scent.