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Aldi launches hedgehog house in bid to save Britain's beloved bristly mammals
27 Oct 2016


Discount supermarket Aldi is offering a helping hand to the dwindling hedgehog population with the launch of a great value Hedgehog House. Aldi’s Hedgehog House, available for just £7.99, offers a practical solution for homeless hedgehogs searching for a safe place to hibernate or rear their young, as well as a 68%[i] saving when compared to supermarket competitors, without compromising on build quality or materials.
 
On sale in store and online from 23rd October and available whilst stocks last, Aldi’s Hedgehog House tackles the steady decline of the hedgehog population in recent years, which has fallen from an estimated 36 million in the 1950’s to less than one million today[ii].
 
Once a familiar sight in parks and gardens across the country, hedgehogs are not only reminiscent of the traditional British countryside but are the horticulturist’s best friend; happily grazing on slugs, beetles and caterpillars which would otherwise wreak havoc in the garden.
 
Aldi’s Hedgehog House is designed to not only offer shelter from the elements and predators, but a safe place for hibernation during the winter months. Available in two designs; an igloo or a hogitat, both options feature a waterproof roof and specially designed entrance to keep foxes and dogs at bay. These sturdy hedgehog houses should be placed in a quiet corner away from winds and human disturbance.

Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments:

“We’re proud to be offering this quality product at an affordable price and encourage anyone lucky enough to have a garden to do their bit and share it with a hedgehog.”

Aldi Specialbuys Winter Pet range will be available to buy online and in stores on Sunday 23rd October, but you’d best be quick, as once they’re gone they’re gone!

Here’s how Aldi stacks up against Waitrose[1]:
ALDI WAITROSE
£7.99 £24.99
 
% saved by shopping at Aldi: Save 68% with Aldi
 
 







Aldi’s Winter Pet range is available to buy online and in stores 23rd October and available while stocks last
 
Description Price
Hedgehog House £7.99
 
 
[i] Based on total % saved by shopping with Aldi compared to Hedgehog hogitat from Waitrose (http://www.waitrosegarden.com/product/_/hedgehog-hogitat/classid.2000020773/)
[ii] Research by The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)

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Discount supermarket Aldi is offering a helping hand to the dwindling hedgehog population with the launch of a great value Hedgehog House. Aldi’s Hedgehog House, available for just £7.99, offers a practical solution for homeless hedgehogs searching for a safe place to hibernate or rear their young.