Photo by Michael Marish
Scientific Name: Erethizon dorsatum
North American porcupines are the second largest rodent in North America.
- Size: Weight: 11 to 31 pounds; Length: 24 to 35 inches
- Diet: Leaves, roots and tubers, wood, stems, seeds, grains, nuts, fruit and flowers
- Habitat: Temperate, polar or terrestrial environments
- Range in the Wild: Most of Alaska and Canada, and West and ortheast regions of United States
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