Lancetilla Botanical Gardens
Prehensile Tailed Porcupine
Its feet have long, curved claws that help it to climb and balance in trees. They rarely descend to the ground. It uses its long, bare, prehensile tail to grasp branches, to balance when moving through the trees, and to hang upside down (and be in position to reach out with front feet to grasp food!)
Like many nocturnal animals, the prehensile tailed porcupine has poor eyesight but keen senses of touch, hearing, and smell.
During the day, prehensile tailed porcupines sleep, sometimes in small groups. They are difficult to spot because they usually rest high up in the trees or in hollow tree cavities. They do not move much and blend in well with their surroundings.