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Porcupines: The Animal Answer Guide

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Could a porcupine make a good pet? Do they ever stick themselves or other porcupines with their quills? In this latest addition to the Animal Answer Guide series, we learn about these mysterious animals' "pincushion defense," along with the following facts: - Porcupines survive on a diet of leaves, bark, and fruit - Quills are actually modified hairs - There are 26 species of porcupines (and counting) - Old World and New World porcupines have a common ancestor but evolved independently - New World males will gather to ...

Porcupines: The Animal Answer Guide 2012, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421407364

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Porcupines: The Animal Answer Guide 2012, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421407357

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