American Porcupine

Family: Erethizonidae

Size: It measures approximately 63 to 100 cm.

Longevity: It can live from 5 to 7 years.

Habitat: The American porcupine lives in forests, leafy or coniferous groves and rocky outcrops. 

Food: It eats the buds, leaves and stems of shrubs and plants, nuts, fruits and the inner bark of trees.

Did you know that the American porcupine quills detach very easily at contact which gives us the false impression that they are thrown.