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…