African Crested Porcupine

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Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Hystricidae
Binomial Hystrix cristata
Wikipedia African Crested Porcupine
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There are two African Crested Porcupines living at the Denver Zoo. They are right inside the entrance with the Banded Mongooses. The porcupines can often be seen dozing together in a back corner of the exhibit.