Animal Age

How old does a Philippine porcupine get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Philippine porcupine reaches?

An adult Philippine porcupine (Hystrix pumila) usually gets as old as 9.5 years.

Philippine porcupines are around 112 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 341 grams (0.75 lbs) and measure 5.5 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Hystricidae family (genus: Hystrix). Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 54.2 cm (1′ 10″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Philippine porcupine gets as old as 9.5 years

The Philippine porcupine, or Palawan porcupine (Hystrix pumila) is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae (Old World porcupines) endemic to the island of Palawan in the Philippines. It is known locally as durian or landak.Apparently, its population is stable, but it is reported to be persecuted by farmers as pests in coconut plantations. Locally common to uncommon, the species is found in primary and secondary forest in the mountains and in the lowlands. This species also inhabits caves, but is commonly found under tree buttresses or in rock crevices. It endemic and restricted to the Palawan Faunal Region. It has been recorded in the islands of Busuanga, Calauit, and Coron, and on the mainland at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and the forested areas of El Nido.This mammal appears to have no natural enemies. Its outer covering of spines serves as its protection and defense system. It measures about 42–93 cm (1.38–3.05 ft) long, not counting a tail of about 2.5–19 cm (0.98–7.48 in) and weighs 3.8–5.4 kg (8.4–11.9 lb).

Animals of the same family as a Philippine porcupine

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Hystricidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Philippine porcupine

With an average age of 9.5 years, Philippine porcupine are in good companionship of the following animals:

Weighting as much as Philippine porcupine

A fully grown Philippine porcupine reaches around 3.55 kg (7.82 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Philippine porcupine

Those animals grow as big as a Philippine porcupine: