African Crested Porcupine


The crested porcupine is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae. It is still present in mainland Italy, Sicily, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Fun Facts

Some porcupines have up to 30,000 quills on their body. Porcupines can’t shoot out their quills, but they will be easily released when predators touch the animal. They use their strong feet and curved claws to climb trees.

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $600.

Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!