Porcupine by Safari Ltd
The North American Porcupine is one of the largest rodent species on the continent, and uses modified hairs known as quills to defend itself from attack. When that doesn’t work, they can use their tree-climbing skills or emit a skunk-like odour to deter predators. They can have up to 30,000 quills covering their body.
The word “porcupine” literally means “quill pig”, despite the fact that it's really a rodent. There are actually two families of rodents called porcupines, one of which lives in the “Old World” of Europe, Asia and Africa, and the other which resides in the “New World” of the Americas. Though both families are rodents, they are only distantly related to each other, and their quills are the result of convergent evolution, where two types of animals develop similar traits independently of each other.
This Porcupine is sculpted in a walking pose, trundling its way through its woodland habitat. It is painted and sculpted in fine detail with its quills extended to ward off anyone who gives it trouble. But don’t worry, the quills on this porcupine toy figure won’t hurt you!
Age range: 3yrs+ / Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.8 x 4.2cm
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Delivery by courier will take 24 - 72 hours to reach you depending on the area that you live. A guideline as follows:
Johannesburg / Pretoria - next day delivery from dispatch
All other major cities - 2 - 3 days from dispatch
Outlying towns - 3 - 4 days from dispatch
Remote towns - 3 - 5 days from dispatch
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