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Crested Porcupine

Introduction

Head-Body Length:63-73 cm
Weight:8-23 kg
Identification:The crested porcupine has black and white quills along its back and neck. The quills are erectile and can be up to 50 cm long. The porcupine’s underside is covered with dark bristles.
Habitat:Forests, savannas
Diet:Omnivore: bark, roots, fruit, berries, insects
Reproduction:A female, after a gestation period of 107-112 days, will bear 1-3 young during the wet season. The young leave the nest when they are one week old. One or maybe two litters are raised by the female each year.
Family groups of porcupines will often share dens. Females search for food together in groups of two’s or three’s.
Behavior:Porcupines are nocturnal animals. When threatened, a porcupine will shake its quills to produce a rattling sound that warns the intruder away.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Crested porcupines are born with soft quills that harden within hours after birth

Geographic:Western Africa
Southern Africa 
Date:1958 – 1988 Subjects: Hystricidae
Porcupines
Rodents
Mammals
Vertebrates 
Chordata

KEY FACTS

Name Crested Porcupine ,Hystrix cristata
Origin Italy,North Africa
Size 63-73 cm
Litter Size The adult crested porcupine has an average head and body length around 60 to 83 cm (24 to 33 in) long, discounting the tail, and weighs from 13 to 27 kg (29 to 60 lb)
Life span 20years
Reproduction A female, after a gestation period of 107-112 days, will bear 1-3 young during the wet season. The young leave the nest when they are one week old. One or maybe two litters are raised by the female each year
Colors Black,White,Brown

description of Crested Porcupine

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Rodentia
Family – Hystricidae
Genus – Hystrix
Genus SpeciesHystrix cristata

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