Have you ever confused a hedgehog with spikes for a brush? As unbelievable as it may sound, many zoo visitors saw an intriguing scenario when a beloved hedgehog’s space was taken over by an inanimate object.
It all began when a visitor to his favorite section of the hedgehog area at the Kuragaike Park Zoo in Japan couldn’t help but notice that something had changed. The small hedgehog companion was hidden.
The workers of the establishment had replaced the little animal with a brush that resembled the creature’s rough skin and portrayed their many spikes with which they defend themselves from potential predators.
Anyone who stumbled upon this “hoax” at first would be extremely outraged. However, the staff at the location actually had a very good purpose for making this replacement.
As he was still hibernating, the hedgehog was unable to reunite with his followers because nothing could compel him to leave the comfort of his house in order to appease those who came to see him.
“Given the temperature, the animal is not on exhibit. Instead, have a look at this hedgehog-shaped brush. kindly return when it’s warmer “the zoo informed guests.
The staff at this zoo views the hedgehog as a super star rather than an amusement item that may be made to endure suffering. Despite the fact that they are kept in captivity, they go to great lengths to give them a sense of nature and treat them with respect at all times.
Hedgehogs often extend their hibernation until the weather is suitable for them. If they choose, they will venture outside to feed when no one is watching, then return to their burrows to resume sleeping.
It is still uncertain when this hedgehog will leave his house and go in where the bush is. It is seen as a really hilarious performance by visitors who keep visiting the zoo in the hopes of seeing it.
Although admission to the zoo is free, one visitor observed, “Even if I paid for it, I would end up smiling a lot seeing the bush and not the hedgehog.”
As a result, this is neither a con or a falsehood on the side of the zoo, which only wants to keep its animals safe and is conscious of the fact that they are living things with rights to their freedom and privacy.