A giant hedgehog was unveiled on Clapham Common to mark the launch of a new David Attenborough series.
The prickly 7ft structure, which was scaled to be bigger than a rhinoceros, took a team of sculptors over two months to build.
It is crafted from natural materials including 2,000 soft wood spikes, fake fur and coconut fibre.
The sculpture aims to highlight the findings of a survey which found 25 per cent of British adults have never seen a hedgehog.
A total of 74 per cent of people are concerned with the dwindling numbers of hedgehogs and think more should be done to protect them.
Sir David Attenborough, who presents the show, said: "The hedgehog is one of Britain’s greatest natural curiosities and this sculpture is a fitting tribute to one of our most delightful species.
"The fact that a quarter of British adults have never seen a wild hedgehog suggests that we are witnessing rapidly dwindling numbers which is a concern."
Natural Curiosities will be televised on February 18 at 8pm, on Watch.