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Rare albino hedghogs get royal names

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 00:59

August 26 - Russian zookeepers name three newborn rare albino hedgehogs George, Alexander and Louis after the new Prince of Cambridge. Elly Park reports.

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They were born on July 22, 2013 on the same day as the royal baby. But it's not just the birthday these albino hedgehogs share with the new prince of Cambridge. The petting zoo in Moscow named the triplets George, Alexander and Louis after Britain's future King. SOUNDBITE: Zoo Spokeswoman Yevgenia Polonskaya, saying (Russian) "Initially we were at a loss, we wanted to give hedgehogs unique names, and we asked Internet users to do it for us. And of course, all Internet users in one voice asked us to name baby hedgehogs after the newborn prince." The three are all rare albino African hedgehogs and recently moved in to their own Buckingham palace complete with velvet curtains and red carpets. That's a lot sooner than their human counterpart who is third in line for the British throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and father, Prince William.

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Rare albino hedghogs get royal names

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 00:59