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Here are some differences between Hedgehogs and Porcupines.
When in danger, a hedgehog rolls itself into a spiny ball while the porcupine defends themselves by striking attackers with their quilled tails. Hedgehogs hibernate when cold weather comes, while the porcupine does not. Porcupines are rodents (gnawing animals) but not hedgehogs. In addition, hedgehogs live only in the Eastern Hemisphere.
(Source: World Book 2001. Call number: YR q031 WOR)
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You may wish to read these books on hedgehogs and porcupines:
Hedgehog, by Michael Leach
Publisher : London : Hodder Wayland, 2003.
Call no. : J 599.33 LEA
Prickly porcupines, by Shannon Zemlicka
Publisher : Minneapolis, Minn. : Lerner Publications Co., c2003.
Call no. : JP 599.35 ZEM
Mammals, by Dee Phillips
Publisher : Minnetonka, MN : Two-Can Pub., 2006.
Call no. : JP 599 PHI
For the availability of the above book titles, please check the library catalogue.
Originally answered by Lynn Chua
Posted by Galvin Soh
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