Central and Southern Africa
Sheltering in rock crevices, caves, abandoned aardvark burrows, or underground burrow.ts
What do they eat?
Fruit, bulbs, roots, bark, crops, sometimes carrion
Habitat loss and overhunting
- At birth, baby porcupines — known as porcupettes — are covered in soft, sensitive bristles. As they start to move around outside the den, the bristles harden into quills.