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Cape Porcupine at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

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.
Due to heavy storm erosion, our hiking trails will be closed until further notice. The Zoo is still open.