The African Crested Porcupine is the largest porcupine in the world.
The black and white quills along the head and back of this spiny mammal can be raised into a crest. These sturdy, sharp quills, which are about 14 inches long and marked with alternating light and dark bands, provide highly effective protection against predators.
Country of Origin: Italy and Northern Africa
Weight: 22 - 66 lbs
Size: 24 - 33 inches length
Lifespan: 20 years in the wild
Diet: African Crested Porcupines are herbivorous rodents that eat bark, roots, tubers, rhizomes, bulbs, fallen fruits, and cultivated crops.