The giant Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata) can be found in Italy, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Like the North American porcupine, these animals are armed with specialized hairs known as quills.
Unlike their American counterparts, the crested porcupine has quills that are significantly longer (reaching over 35cm). They also posses "rattle quills" on their tails that can be vibrated together to produce a defensive hiss-like rattling.
We often have these extra-large quills available for sale. These skulls are roughly 12cm long and can be shipped worldwide!