Wednesday, November 9, 2011
AFRICAN CRESTED PORCUPINES
There are crested porcupines in Italy, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. They can adapt to almost any kind of area, including deserts, forests, plantations, and mountains. They like to live in places like caves, holes in the rocks, or burrows that they dig. A female crested porcupine usually has one litter a year. She has one or two babies, and they weigh only 3% of what she does. The babies' spines are soft at first, but by one week of age, they have started hardening, which is when the baby porcupines leave the den.