This hedgehog family contains only two species of hedgehogs, which are found in Southern and Central Asia.

Long-eared hedgehog

Hemiechinus auritus

The second most popular species in captivity and most people think they live mainly in Africa, but this is not the case. Their natural habitat extends from North Africa (Lebanon, Libya, Egypt) to East Asia.

Indian long-eared hedgehog

Hemiechinus collaris

A relatively unknown species native to northern India and Pakistan.