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CAPE PORCUPINE

Hystrix africaeaustralis

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Herbivore:
Although the crested porcupine is for the most part herbivorous, eating roots, bulbs, and leaves they occasionally consume insects and carrion. To ingest calcium and sharpen their teeth they often gnaw on bones
A Prickle
Distribution:
North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa
Habitat:
Savannah, Grassland and Shrubland
Fun Fact
A baby porcupine is called a porcupette.

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