Cape Porcupine

Size: Up to 3 feet long
Habitat/Range: Dry open areas with vegetation in central and southern Africa

 

Cape porcupines, like the ones you can find on exhibit in our Hippo Haven exhibit, are the largest rodents in southern Africa and one of the biggest porcupines on Earth. Also known as South African porcupines, they can grow to be three feet long and weigh about 50 pounds.