Porcupine

Porcupine
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Suborder
  Porcupine

 
Status
  Varies by species
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sun Mar 2 19:57:36 2014
Image Credit
  wiki/File:MainePorcupine.JPG
Image Comment
  This photo is of a North American Porcupine
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Porcupine Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Porcupines do not shoot their quills.
  • Porcupines will eat shed deer antlers.
  • Porcupines have about 30,000 quills.
  • Baby porcupines are born with soft quills, which is good for their mothers!
  • Within a few hours after birth a baby porcupines quills harden.
  • Porcupines climb trees to feed on nuts, bark and berries.
  • The stiff quills under a porcupines tail help them grip trees while climbing.
  • Porcupines float in water.
  • Porcupines have softer hairs that cover their stiff quills.
  • Porcupines are rodents.

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