Scientific Name: Coendou prehensilis
Found In: forests in northern Colombia, eastern Bolivia, northern Argentina and eastern Paraguay
Size: 4 – 11 pounds
Diet: Herbivore: bark, buds, fruits, roots, stems, leaves, blossoms, un-ripened seeds, corn and bananas
Threat Level: Least Concern, threat of deforestation is increasing
Facts: These porcupines spend 85 percent of their time in trees. Their prehensile tail acts as an extra appendage to help hold onto branches.