Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia as far as India, Nepal and China
temperate forests, tropical forests and savannahs
Roots, tubers, bark, fruits
- Gestation period
- Achievable age
approx. 20 years
Threat Categories of IUCN
Porcupines have two different types of quills: long ones that they raise when danger threatens in order to appear larger, and small, hollow quills on their rumps that they rattle to frighten off potential predators.