Average life span in the wild: 5 to 7 years
Size: Head and body, 25 to 36 in (60 to 90 cm); Tail, 8 to 10 in (20-25 cm)
Weight: 12 to 35 lbs (5 to 16 kg)
Group name: Family
Did you Know?
Female porcupines have between one and four young, depending on the species.
Babies have soft quills (Spikes) at birth, which harden within a few days.
Most young porcupines are ready to live on their own at about two months of age.