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Porcupines are mammals that lead a solitary life. erethizon dorsaum is the scientific name for a porcupine. Fasted recorded speed of a porcupine is 3km/h (2mph). 8-12 years is a usual life span for the mammal. Porcupines weight about 5.4-16kg (12-35lbs). These mammals usually grow up to 50-90cm (20-35in).

Facts about porcupines
NamePorcupine
ColourBrown, grey, black, yellow
GenusErethizon
KingdomAnimalia
Conservation StatusLeast concern
PhylumChordata
Top Speed3km/h (2mph)
Weight5.4-16kg (12-35lbs)
DietOmnivore
Scientific NameErethizon dorsaum
FamilyErethizontidae
PredatorsOwl, eagles, wolves
LifestyleSolitary
Main PreyRoots, leaves, berries
Average Litter Size1
Life Span8-12 years
Skin TypeSpikes
HabitatDense forests and grassland
TypeMammal
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
Size50-90cm (20-35in)
Image Details
Description Picture of porcupines. Description Porcupines.jpg
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