Porcupine, North American

Porcupine, North American

Erethizon dorsatum

Vital Statistics

Height:

23 - 35 inches long

Weight:

11 - 30 lbs

Diet:

Rodent chow, lettuce, apple, sweet potato, carrot and pears

Conservation:

Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Forests throughout most of North America - from the Arctic coast to northern Mexico

At The Zoo

North America

Did You Know?

Porcupine incisors continue to grow throughout their lives. They wear down with constant gnawing on hard substances.