North American Porcupine

Photo of North American Porcupine

SCIENTIFIC NAME Erethizon dorsatum

RANGE Canada, United States and northern Mexico

LOCATION IN THE ZOO John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo

COOL ANIMAL FACT An adult porcupine has an average of 30,000 quills; no they can’t shoot them. That’s a myth.


John P. McGovern Children's Zoo