African brush-tailed porcupine

African brush-tailed porcupine

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Atherurus africanus
WEIGHT
1-4 kg
LENGTH
36.5-60 cm

The African brush-tailed porcupine is a species of rat-like Old World porcupine, indigenous to a broad belt of Africa ranging from Guinea on the west coast to Kenya on the east. This is a common species with a very wide range, and despite being used extensively for bushmeat, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern".

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No

Nocturnal

Fo

Folivore

He

Herbivore

Li

Lignivore

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Pr

Precocial

Bu

Burrowing

So

Social

A

starts with

Habits and Lifestyle

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
106 days
BABY CARRYING
1.5

References

1. African brush-tailed porcupine Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_brush-tailed_porcupine
2. African brush-tailed porcupine on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/2353/115061551

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