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Nutrition

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Although the porcupine has large front teeth it is not a carnivore.

Porcupine skull and teeth Instead it eats the hard part of plants - roots, berries and even the bark of some trees. It needs well developed incisors and molars to gnaw and grind away this hard plant material.

The incisors are in blue.
The canines are in red.
The molars are in green.

Not all animals have all three types of teeth.

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