Indian Crested Porcupine

The Indian Crested Porcupine (Hystrix indica) is a large rodent mammal in the Hystrididae family. 

The Indian Crested Porcupine is a stocky animal. It is black and covered with multiple layers of hair, called quills. The quills, made of keratin, are brown or black with black and white bands. Each quill has a muscle at its base, which enables it to rise and fall. The quills are not firmly attached, so they can easily come out. When these quills are vibrated, they produce a hiss-like rattle.

The Indian Crested Porcupine has broad feet with long claws that enable it to burrow into the ground. It has four toes on it front feet and five toes on its back feet. Its eyes and ears are small, and its nostrils are large. It has sharp teeth. 

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