Prehensile-tailed porcupine

//Prehensile-tailed porcupine

PREHENSILE-TAILED PORCUPINE

Coendou prehensilis

Semi-tree-dwelling, it possesses a prehensile tail, which is as the fifth member to hang on to branches.Its characteristic shout looks like a child’s groan.

WEIGHT : 3 to 5 kg

FOOD : Fruits, leaves et buds

THREATS : Deforestation

MORE INFO :

Family : Erethizontidae
Habits : solitary and nocturnal
Gestation : 180 – 200 days
Litter : 1 baby
Longevity : 15 years

 

2017-10-22T14:43:33+00:00 Animals|