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How Hedgehogs Became Instagram’s Most Miserable Celebrities

Notoriously shy and antisocial, pet hedgehogs have developed big followings online

Illustration: Nan Lee

IInstagram fame came quickly for Anna Mathias and her pet hedgehog, Lionel. In 2015, Mathias was a college student in South Carolina when she started a dedicated handle for Lionel, who had started to take over her personal…




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Eliza Brooke

Eliza is a freelance journalist. She lives in Brooklyn.

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