Waco, Texas - Cameron Park Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of 4 African pygmy hedgehogs. The hoglets were born on August 17, 2012 to proud parents Mystique and Logan. Staff was able to get weights on the babies at 10 days old, the smallest weighing 18 grams and the largest 36 grams. At 18 days a visual check was done and the babies were weighed again.
Mom has been doing an excellent job of taking care of them and they are steadily growing. The babies have been named Juggernaut (J2), Polaris, Magneto and Storm. The parents are part of the education animal collection at the Zoo and once the babies are old enough they will be used for education programs.