Gallery description : are porcupines born with quills

Porcupine is a mammal that usually inhabits dense forests and grassland. It has a spikes covering and is able to speed up to 3km/h (2mph). Porcupine which methodical name is erethizon dorsaum grows 50-90cm (20-35in) and weights 5.4-16kg (12-35lbs). The animal lives 8-12 years in a solitary lifestyle. Eats mostly: roots, leaves, berries

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Facts about porcupines
NamePorcupine
DietOmnivore
Top Speed3km/h (2mph)
FamilyErethizontidae
LifestyleSolitary
Life Span8-12 years
Average Litter Size1
ClassMammalia
Conservation StatusLeast concern
GenusErethizon
Scientific NameErethizon dorsaum
PredatorsOwl, eagles, wolves
PhylumChordata
HabitatDense forests and grassland
Weight5.4-16kg (12-35lbs)
KingdomAnimalia
ColourBrown, grey, black, yellow
Main PreyRoots, leaves, berries
OrderRodentia
Size50-90cm (20-35in)
TypeMammal
Skin TypeSpikes
Image Details
Description Are porcupines born with quills. vertebratetrail2 [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Kelsey W
Width 594 pixels
Heigh 405 pixels
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