Indian crested porcupine
Reaching up to 18 kilos, the Indian crested porcupine is one of the largest rodents in Asia. Its fur has transformed into a great defense mechanism: sharp spikes that can seriously injure or even kill an enemy. A good swimmer and can climb if necessary. Nocturnal animal that spends its days hiding in caves. Eats bones and fallen antlers to gather calcium and other minerals to grow spikes. Newborn porcupines have soft spikes that intensify and sharpen up in the first 10 days.