Tree Porcupine




Rodentia > Erethizontidae

Savannas, grasslands,

and rainforests

Leaves, twigs, bark,

fruits, flowers

Tree porcupines spend most of their lives in trees,

rarely coming down to the ground. Their long,

muscular tails allow them to grab onto trees and climb easily.

Their long claws also help them move from tree to tree.

When they feel threatened or angered,

they defend themselves by holding their spines vertically.

When they are young, their fur is reddish brown,

but as they grow, it hardens and becomes spiny.