Story: Acclimatisation

Hedgehog distribution

Hedgehog distribution

The first hedgehogs were introduced in the 1870s to remind settlers of their homeland. Today they are mainly found in warmer coastal areas of New Zealand.

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Source: Carolyn M. King, ed., Handbook of New Zealand mammals. Auckland: Oxford University Press in association with the Mammal Society, New Zealand Branch, 1990

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Carl Walrond, 'Acclimatisation - Changing roles of societies, 1890–1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008