Animal Size

Philippine porcupine size: How big do they get?

How big does a Philippine porcupine get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Philippine porcupine (Hystrix pumila) reaches an average size of 54.2 cm (1′ 10″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 9.5 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 3.55 kg (7.82 lbs). The Philippine porcupine (genus: Hystrix) is a member of the family Hystricidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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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

We found other animals of the Hystricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Philippine porcupine

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Philippine porcupine:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Philippine porcupine

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Philippine porcupine:

Animals with the same weight as a Philippine porcupine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Hystrix pumila: