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Porcupine Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum of Porcupine: Chordata
Class of Porcupine: Mammalia
Porcupine Order: Rodentia
Family of Porcupine: Erethizontidae
Genus of Porcupine: Erethizon
Porcupine Scientific Name: Erethizon Dorsaum
Porcupine Type: Mammal
Diet of Porcupine: Omnivore
Porcupine Size: 50-90cm (20-35in)
Porcupine Weight: 5.4-16kg (12-35lbs)
Top Speed of Porcupine: 3km/h (2mph)
Life Span of Porcupine: 8-12 years
Porcupine Lifestyle: Solitary
Porcupine Conservation Status: Least Concern
Porcupine Colours: Brown, Grey, Black, Yellow
Skin Porcupine Type: Spikes
Porcupine Favourite Food: Roots
Habitat of Porcupine: Dense forests and grassland
Average Litter Porcupine Size: 1
Porcupine Main Prey: Roots, Leaves, Berries
Predators of Porcupine: Owl, Eagles, Wolves
Porcupine Special Features: Broad, stout body and toxic spikes


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