Hystrix cristata

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The most important prey species are the Arabian Gazelle, Nubian Ibex, Cape Hare, Rock Hyrax, Indian Crested Porcupine, Desert Hedgehog and several bird species.
The other type of spined mammal found in Egypt is the porcupine, represented by the Crested Porcupine from west of Marsa Matrouh in the Western Desert and by the Indian Crested Porcupine from North Sinai.
It stated that there was "an inappropriate mix of species" and gave the example of the small enclosure which housed both a crested porcupine and a raccoon which are unable to "express normal behaviours".
They have now discovered Spike is a six-month-old African crested porcupine who burrowed from an enclosure in a nearby garden.
Last week, I treated an African crested porcupine from the circus," says David Bessler, a senior emergency clinician at New York City Veterinary Specialists.
a Capybara in Lunenburg in 2006; an African crested porcupine that was hit by a car a few years ago on Cape Cod; an Asiatic black bear that was shot while raiding a garbage can in Mendon in 1977; a nutria in Marblehead in 1942; a Sika deer in Middleboro in 1979; a gorilla that twice escaped from the Franklin Park Zoo in 2003, attacking a 2-year-old girl the second time; an African serval cat that escaped from
The nocturnal African Crested Porcupine is most likely to emerge in early morning or late evening to scavenge for food.
The African crested porcupine has hundreds of detachable quills and could attack if provoked.
Twinkle, an African crested porcupine, is on the loose after escaping from its home in Cumbria.
Spike, a week-old African Crested Porcupine, may have been abandoned at birth but he knows how to milk the staff at Southport Zoo.
Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina, a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, will introduce such strange and wonderful creatures as an African crested porcupine, red-ruffed lemurs, a hairy armadillo and more.