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Aspects of the digestion in the Cape porcupine

  • 1983
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 13
A.S. van Jaarsveld Page: 31 - 33

The digestive capabilities of the Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) were studied using captive and field animals. The stomach contents comprised 6,47% of the body mass and had a low pH (2,0).The Cape porcupine also has a long small intestine (670…

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