Yes, that is rock legend and former lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May and yes, he is cradling a curled-up hedgehog. Featured in a new documentary hosted by British naturalist Steven Backshall (pictured at right), Meet the Hedgehogs uncovers the secretive life of the world’s most popular spiny mammal and reveals current efforts to protect them. Meet the Hedgehogs premieres on WPT Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m.
Read on to learn more about this fun documentary!
A dedicated group of people in England, enamored by these tiny grunting balls of spines, have made it their mission to protect and raise awareness about the animal.
Meet the Hedgehogs details the work done by the Amazing Grace project, which was set up by May, and the efforts made by ordinary people around the country to rescue, and release hedgehogs, spread awareness and make their gardens hedgehog-friendly.
“All hedgehogs are precious,” said Backshall. “They’ve been around longer than the saber-toothed tiger or woolly mammoths, so they’re tough little creatures that deserve to be here for many years to come.”
Tune in Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m. to learn even more about these incredible creatures!