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Meet Marutaro, a pigmy hedgehog who lives in Japan with his hedgehog wife, Okomesan, and daughter, Kinoko. As you might be able to tell already, he isn’t any ordinary hedgehog. With 41,800 followers on Twitter and plenty more admirers around the web, Marutaro is the most famous hedgehog in the world.

Of course, Marutaro’s owner has a little bit to do with his fame, but look at that face, it sells itself.

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Thanks to their official Twitter account, Marutaro has taken over the internet in Japan. He even has his own email address at and a daily hedgehog calendar.

One of Marutaro’s favorite things to do is play dress-up:

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Marutaro’s owner also likes to create chalkboard scenes so they can have miniature hedgehog adventures…

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Marutaro is quite active, enjoying a variety of fun activities:

But when it comes down to it, he’s just an adorable little hedgehog, kicking back and loving life.

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Source: Hamusoku
Images: Twitter (hedgehogdays)