Crested Porcupine

Crested Porcupine

The crested porcupine is primarily a herbivorous forager, but will occasionally consume insects, small vertebrates, and carrion.

The crested porcupine is primarily a herbivorous forager.

Its diet consists of underground bulbs, roots, leaves, tubers, cultivated crops, bark, rhizomes, and fallen fruit. The crested porcupine also occasionally consumes insects, small vertebrates, and carrion. In addition, the porcupine commonly gnaws on bones for calcium and to sharpen incisors.


Image | ©️ eike, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Amori & De Smet, 2016; Bruno & Riccardi, 1995; McPhee, 2003; Nowak, 1999; Storch, 1990; The Wikimedia Foundation 2020b)

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