Translation of porcupine in Spanish:

porcupine

puercoespín, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɔːkjʊpʌɪn//ˈpɔrkjəˌpaɪn/

noun

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    puercoespín masculine
    • Whole lions at £5,000 a head, antelopes, porcupines, goats, cane rats and large, live snails - all from West Africa - were also candidates for the dinner table.
    • The quills are so lightly fixed to the porcupine's body that they are easily detached and left imbedded in the attacker.
    • Eight other species, including pacas, pacaranas, spiny rats and porcupines, also steal Brazil nuts stored by agoutis.
    • The ermine's diet consists primarily of mice, but they also prey upon cottontails, small hares, porcupines, squirrels, pikas, and rats.
    • These ‘resistance’ characters include such obvious traits as the quills on a porcupine or the puffing of a puffer fish.
    • Burrows which have been abandoned may be used for shelter by bats, ground squirrels, hares, cats, civets, hyenas, jackals, porcupines, monitor lizards, owls and warthogs.
    • Like elephants, hippos and bushpigs, porcupines are nocturnal crop raiders.
    • They have to contend with elephants, hippos, bushpigs, porcupines, vervet monkeys, baboons and birds which are after their crops.
    • Most birdwatchers come to see the rare brown-necked parrots that frequent the area, but there's also a hide where you can see porcupines and bushbuck.
    • They also sometimes roost in the burrows of other mammals such as hedgehogs, porcupines, and aardvarks.
    • The rodent also seems to be an ancestor of the hystricognaths, a group of rodents that is spread across the globe and includes porcupines, African mole rats, guinea pigs, and chinchillas.
    • As is the case with North American porcupines, the quills are loosely attached but can't be thrown or otherwise projected.
    • Molluscs, barnacles, mussels, oysters, tortoises, hedgehogs, armadillos, porcupines, rhinos all grow their own.
    • Is it closest to the mole rats, or porcupines, or even chinchillas?
    • Other South American rodents include guinea pigs, chinchillas, and New World porcupines (one species of which has dispersed into North America).
    • Despite the fact that they burrow underground like moles, and have big front teeth like rats have, naked mole-rats are more closely related to porcupines and guinea pigs than to moles or rats.
    • Other animals photographed included elephants, sun bears, porcupines, clouded leopards, wild dogs, and panthers.
    • TWO little boys giggle as they play hide and seek among hundreds of filthy cages packed tight with civet cats, dogs, porcupines and squirrels.
    • The Erethizontidae is a family of rodents commonly known as the New World porcupines.
    • Hedgehogs, porcupines, and some Old World salamanders sport protective spines.