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Cape Porcupine

Hystrix africaeaustralis

Family

Hystricidae, the Old World porcupines.

Conservation Status

Least Concern, IUCN.

Distribution

Sub-saharan Africa excluding the coastal deserts of the southwest

Habitat

Adaptable – found in forests, on plantations, in rocky or mountainous areas and in deserts.

Factoid

They cannot shoot their quills.