Darien High School senior Gaby Highton has won the Darien Nature Center’s recent naming contest.
Highton’s suggestion beat out nearly 40 others that were submitted via Facebook and Instagram.
— an announcement from Darien Nature Center
Darien Nature Center’s new hedgehog is a one-year-old African pygmy hedgehog that the Nature Center adopted from Tamara Sevigny, the owner of Southeastern CT Hedgehogs & Sugar Gliders in Lyme.
Sevigny is a USDA licensed breeder and member of the International Hedgehog Association.
Fun fact! A hedgehog’s quills are made of keratin, like human hair.
The interior of a single quill is an elaborate structure of hollow air chambers, making them strong and lightweight.
Sevigny can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And the new hedgehog’s name — sorry, almost forgot! — is Percy.