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Crested Porcupine

About Crested Porcupine

The Crested Porcupine is Africa’s largest rodent. It is covered with hollow spines, called quills, which can reach up to 14 inches (35cm) in length. When it is threatened, the porcupine raises its quills and rattles its tail before charging backward at its enemy. The Crested Porcupine eats at night on fallen fruit and roots.