Sleeping in a winter wonder home! Kraków uni builds hibernation homes for hedgehogs
A housing complex for hedgehogs has been built at one of Kraków’s universities to keep them cosy while they hibernate during the winter.
The complex at the AGH University of Science and Technology consists of a long, low construction filled with leaves.
Around 18 metres long and 1.5 metres wide, it was designed to resemble a mini-version of AGH’s A-0 building, so that, as the organisers put it, the hedgehogs “immediately feel that they live at AGH”.
Entrances for the hedgehogs are located on the side and back walls of the complex.
A photo shared by AGH shows it shot from above using a drone.
Posting on social media, the team behind the project said: “We are not indifferent to the fate of these cute animals, so we made sure that they have a place to pass the winter safely.”
The team has now been flooded with praise by internet users and say they plan to build more hedgehog houses.