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Common Name: African Crested Porcupine

Scientific Name: Hystrix cristata

Children getting an up close at a porcupine - and vice versa.
(photo taken by Jonathan Percy)

From the Zoo's Visual Tour: Take a peek at the porcupines in their new exhibit.


Recommended LINKS & BOOKS

University of Michigan's Porcupine Info page.

Dr. David Macdonald's Encyclopedia of Mammals is one of the great standards for mammal information including the porcupines. Purchase it through by clicking on the photo to help the zoo!

Another excellent text on African mammals is The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals.

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