Cape Porcupine

A Root-loving Rodent - Active at night, the Cape porcupine digs up roots and tubers with its strong claws.

Latin name: Hystrix africaeaustralis Length: 2.5 to 3 ft Weight: 40 to 65 lbs Lifespan: 12 to 15 yrs Habitat: Savannah, scrubland and forest Diet: Fruit, roots, tubers and bulbs Range: Central and Southern Africa

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