9) The most common pet species of hedgehog are hybrids of the White-bellied Hedgehog or Four-toed Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) and the North African Hedgehog (A. algirus). It is smaller than the European Hedgehog, and thus is sometimes called the African Pygmy Hedgehog. Other species kept as pets are the Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) and the Indian Long-eared Hedgehog (H. collaris).
What a lovely looking East African hedgehog! Its face reminds me a bit of a hyrax. And in case you were wondering, yes, this is the species in the picture of a baby in the cup of someone's hand, that looks like an extremely cute stuffed toy.