Gallery description : porcupine pictures

Porcupines are mammals that lead a solitary life. Sometimes porcupines are called erethizon dorsaum, this is a scientific name for the animal. 3km/h (2mph) - the speed with which cats can run. 8-12 years is a usual life span for the mammal. Porcupines weight about 5.4-16kg (12-35lbs). 50-90cm (20-35in) is a usual size of a porcupine.

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