Indian Crested Porcupine

Porcupine

When alarmed, the Indian Crested Porcupine launches its quill for a backwards attack.  This defense mechanism has been known to kill tigers and leopards. 

FAST FACTS
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