Crested Porcupine

Crested Porcupine

Dangerous prickly ruminants

The porcupine is one of the largest rodents in the world, with a length of 60 to 83 cm and a weight of 13 to 27 kg. Its body is covered with tough spines, which can be up to 35 cm long and are used for defense.
They feed on plants and sometimes insects.

Characteristics

Order:
Rodentia

Family:
Hystricidae

Scientific name:
Hystrix cristata

Habitat:
Forest, savannah, bushes, rocky areas

Origin:
Eurasia and Africa

Current trend:
Unknown

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
12-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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