A little hedgehog showed BIG heart, and a tremendous amount of courage, after being hit by a car and left clinging to life on the side of the road.
A good samaritan found her and brought her to the Israeli Wildlife Hospital in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv. While being assessed by staff, they discovered why she was so determined to live. Her x-rays confirmed that she had 5 tiny babies inside of her.
The vet staff worked around the clock to keep the mama hedgehog comfortable, well-fed and hydrated as she recovered from a wound to her head.
Then, just like clockwork, the time came for mama to give birth. The entire litter came out pink, prickly and healthy!
Both mama hedgehog and all her healthy babies will return to the wild once they are ready.
Here is a video of the adorable babies being weighed, courtesy of Zoological Center Tel Aviv:
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