MALAYAN PORCUPINE


Malayan Porcupine

Malayan Porcupine , Hystrix Brachyura, is a species of rodent that inhabits South and South-east Asia.It’s a nocturnal animal that lives in all types of forests up to 1500 m.They feed on different types of food, usually roots, tubers, bark, fruits, insects and sometimes even carrion.Their weight ranges from 0.7 kg to 2.4 kg and they live in burrows.The spines are modified hair.

I found this species several times around the new campsite in Khao Yai National Park at night. However, I took the picture of this specimen in Bang Krang campsite, in Kaeng Krachan National Park, when the porcupine was foraging at garbage behind the restaurant by 8 pm.

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