Video: Hedgehog that will never grow bigger than an apple

THIS cute hedgehog has a rare condition which means it stopped growing - and will remain tiny all its adult life.

Thumbelina the hedgehog at Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary. Picture: SWNS

‘Thumbelina’ was rescued in Whitby along with her family - but cannot be released back in to the wild because of her size.

She weighs just 130g and is less than three inches tall and three inches in length - easily fitting into the palm of a hand.

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Her tiny size is down to a very rare condition known as “failure to thrive” which means no matter how much she eats she will never grow to the size of an adult.

Thuumbelina is being cared for at Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary.

Alex Farmer with Thumbelina the hedgehog, at Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary. Picture: SWNS