This species of rodent is the world's largest porcupine in the world. Contrary to popular belief, they do not shoot their quills. If they feel threatened, they will stamp their feet, rattle their quills, and run backwards into the threat.
- African crested porcupines are monogamous and will live in small family groups.
- "Porcupine" derives from Latin and translates to quill pig.
- Their preferred habitat consists of rocky hills and burrows.
|Range||Northern and sub-Saharan Africa, Italy|
|Conservation status||Least concern|
|Zoo name(s)||Wei and Wub|