This species of rodent is the world's largest porcupine. Contrary to popular belief, porcupines do not shoot their quills. If they feel threatened, they will stomp their feet, rattle their quills, and run backwards into the threat.
- African crested porcupines are monogamous and will live in small family groups.
- The name 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|