PreHeNsILe tAiLeD pOrcUPinE

Coendou prehensilis


pOpUlAtiOn: dEcReASiNg



  • Arboreal.

  • 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.

  • Rodent.

Lowland rainforest, dry forests, and riparian woodlands in savanna landscapes.

They feed mostly on fruit, immature seeds, and sometimes bark.



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