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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.

Under the current Government roadmap we are planning on reopening the week commencing the 12th of April for Zoo Tours and Meerkat Encounters. All other activities will resume from the 17th of May.

From the 12th - 18th of April we will have roadworks going on along the main drive. Please enter using the Honey Lane entrance if you have booked a date during that period. For directions click here.