pRehEnsile taIlEd PoRcupInE

Scientific Name: Coendou prehenilis

Status: Least Concern

Trend: Unknown

  • Nocturnal
  • The HCC is home to the only prehensile tailed porcupines in the UK!

sOuthErn tHreE BanDed aRmaDilLo

Scientific Name: Tolypeutes matacus

Status: Near Threatened

Trend: Decreasing

  • The smallest of the armadillo species.
  • Three banded armadillos are the only species of armadillo that can roll in to a complete ball!


GrEATer hEdgeHog TenRec

Scientific Name: Setifer setosus

Status: Least Concern

Trend: Stable

  • Endemic to Madagascar
  • Despite look similar and the suggestion in their name, they are not actually related to hedgehogs at all!
  • They are incredibly good climbers and spend a lot of their life off of the floor!

gReAteR eGyptIAn jErbOa

Scientific Name: Jaculus orientalis

Status: Least Concern

Trend: Stable

  • Rodent species.
  • Found in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.
  • Very rare in captivity.

LesSer EgYptiaN JeRbOa

Scientific Name: Jaculus jaculus

Status: Least Concern

Trend: Unknown

  • Rodent species.
  • Africa and Middle East

sTripEd SkUnk

Scientific Name: Mephitis mephitis

Status: Least Concern

Trend: Stable

  • Native to north America
  • They are omnivorous and will eat almost anything.
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