Crested Porcupine

Crested Porcupine

Female crested porcupines usually only have one litter per year, giving birth to 1-2 offspring in a grass-lined chamber in the burrow system.

Female crested porcupines usually only have one litter per year.

To bear young, females often establish a separate den. After a 35 day estrous cycle and 66-112 day gestation period, one to two well-developed offspring are born in a grass-lined chamber within the burrow system.


Image | ©️ Josh More, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (McPhee, 2003; Nowak, 1999; Storch, 1990; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020b)

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