Russian Zoo Names Rare Albino Hedgehogs After Royal Baby

Category: Technology / Aug 26, 2013 11:57AM EDT

Russian zookepers named three rare newborn albino hedgehogs after the British royal baby, Prince George of Cambridge.

The zoo housing the hedgehogs is located at a grand Soviet-era exhibition park in Moscow, and visitors are encouraged to be in close contact with several dozen animals, ranging from rabbits and goats to a kangaroo.

The new stars of the zoo are a family of albino hedgehogs born last month.

Prince George, the third in line to the British throne, was born in London on July 22 amid a global media frenzy, reflecting the international popularity of his parents, Prince William and his wife Kate, and ongoing fascination with the British royal family.

In the Moscow zoo, three hedgehogs, named George, Alexander and Louis live in a special wooden house which the keepers call the Buckingham palace, complete with velvet curtains and red carpets.

The zoo sent an invitation to the newborn British prince to pay the Moscow hedgehogs an official visit.

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