For many of us, animals are just amazing and cute creatures, no matter what species they are or what they do. But there is one thing that can make them even more adorable – yawning! Yep, you might have noticed this reflex in you dog or cat but in fact, most of animal species yawn. In animals, yawning doesn’t always have to be associated with tiredness or sleepiness but it can also serve as a warning signal.
This sleepy hedgehog baby is just a few days old but in fact, hedgehogs are quite long-lived animals. Larger species can live up to seven years in the wild and even more in captivity. The oldest specimens have been recorded to live up to 16 years.