There are almost thirty different porcupine species 0f porcupines. Their body is coated in about 30,000 quills. Its quills are used as a defensive mechanism. While they cannot shoot their quills, they detach quite easily and discourage predators. Porcupines are not very aggressive and will only use this tactic if they feel threatened. Surprisingly, porcupines are very good swimmers and regularly climb trees to build nests or find food.

Find me at EPZ

Location: "The Wetlands", adjacent to the river otters

Arrived at EPZ: 01/18/2014