When alarmed, the Indian Crested Porcupine launches its quill for a backwards attack. This defense mechanism has been known to kill tigers and leopards.
|SCIENTIFIC NAME||HYSTRIX INDICA|
|WHERE IN THE WILD?||ROCKY HILLSIDES, SCRUBLANDS, GRASSLANDS, FORESTS OF SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL ASIA, PARTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST|
|WHAT'S ON THE MENU?||VEGETABLE MATERIAL, FRUITS, GRAINS, SOMETIMES BONE TO GAIN CALCIUM|
|LIFE EXPECTANCY||27 YEARS|