Animal Species

Prehensile Tailed Porcupines
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These porcupines help to disperse the seeds of various plant species that have to pass through the digestive tract of an animal to propagate.

Sponsors
The Dundon Family; Ed & Deborah Tonkin & Veer Cahoon
Habitat
Tropical rainforests and dry forests in South America
Size
20-24 inches long
Weight
4-13 pounds
Lifespan
10-12 years
Diet
leaves, stems, blossoms, roots, bark, flowers and fruit
Reproduction
1 young born after a 7 month gestation
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Habitat Loss