Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

From Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December, the Tūhura Science Centre and Tropical Forest will be closed for maintenance. 
We strive to produce the best experience 
for our visitors and this will allow us to make our Science Centre better for years to come.

Crested porcupine, Hystrix cristata, VT2405

Physical Description

Porcupine mounted on a wooden base in natural standing position. Head and tail are held down. Body and head are covered with quills, more prominently towards the posterior part of the body. There are quills missing near the tail region of the specimen.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 660 x 940 x 500mm

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