Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis)
- The cape porcupine is a nocturnal species.
- During the day, the cape porcupine will either build a den, or take shelter in caves, crevices or other holes.
- A territorial species, the cape porcupine usually forages solitarily although it can be seen feeding in groups of 2 to 3.
- The spines and quills of the porcupine are soft at birth, but then harden.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (October, 2009)