Learn why this horrifying giant hedgehog has landed in London

Learn why this horrifying giant hedgehog has landed in London

If you happened to be passing through London’s Clapham Common earlier this month you would have been shocked to come across this monster hedgehog. The typically cute creature looks pretty terrifying at 7-ft-tall. The installation was a stunt to mark the launch of ‘Natural Curiosities,’ a new nature documentary series by wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough.

The sci-fi sculpture is made up of over 2,000 soft wood spines and the entire piece took sculptors more than two months to assemble. Sir David explained that he hopes the giant hedgehog “serves as a fitting tribute to one of our most delightful species” and brings attention to the dwindling number of wild hedgehogs, which are endangered in the UK.

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