Hedgehog...or Porcupine?

Do you know the difference between these adorable animals?
Quiz by TravelingMama
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Last updated: September 6, 2021
First submittedJune 8, 2021
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1. Has a long tail
Porcupine
Hedgehog
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2. Rolls itself into a ball when threatened
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3. Can be found in both North America and Europe
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Porcupines are also found in Asia and Africa.
4. Lives in a variety of habitats, including forests, deserts, and grasslands
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5. Burrows in the ground to make its den
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6. Is omnivorous
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7. Hibernates during the winter
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8. Can shed its spines
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Juvenile hedgehogs shed their spines when they reach maturity.
9. Contains antibiotics in its skin to protect itself from its own spines
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10. Is nocturnal
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Level 80
Sep 6, 2021
European hedgehogs hibernate during the winter.
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Level 73
Sep 6, 2021
This is actually a mistake. It should have said hedgehogs hibernate and porcupines don't. I'll have to resubmit it.
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Level 65
Sep 6, 2021
Yes, I think the issue with this quiz is that it hasn't considered hedgehogs and porcupines live all around the world. In South Africa, for instance, we have both hedgehogs and porcupines, but our porcupine looks very different to a North American one. Neither hibernate here, but porcupines are well known for living in burrows (though these are normally taken over from warthogs, aardvarks and the like). Perhaps specify that you are looking at a specific type of hedgehog or porcupine?
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Level 73
Sep 6, 2021
You're probably right. I made this quiz for my 7-year-old, because he likes to do Jetpunk, even though most of it is obviously above his level. I based this on some of his educational material, but it's probably a bit simplistic. Maybe what we need is Jetpunk for Kids ;)