Fruits, roots, bulbs and bark sometimes carrion and bones
Central and Southern Africa
Woodlands, grasslands, deserts and rocky hills.
Cape porcupines are nocturnal and spend nights foraging alone, they spend their days asleep in dens.
Their quills are covered in hard keratin, the same material that rhinos' horns and human fingernails are made of!
Watch our animal encounters video to find out more about Cape Porcupine .