PreHeNsILe tAiLeD pOrcUPinE
Well adapted to live and feed in trees.
Mature individuals weigh around 4.55-5kg.
When born, they lack quills and are orange in colour.
Prehensile tail, as the name suggests.
Specialised feet with long clawed digits.
Small ears, long whiskers, wide nasal opening and specialised procumbent upper incisors.
Lowland rainforest, dry forests, and riparian woodlands in savanna landscapes.
They feed mostly on fruit, immature seeds, and sometimes bark.