He lives alone in the forest and open mountain reaches 2,500 meters above sea level. The length of the body is about 50 cm, 10 cm tail, his body weight is about 6 kg. Shape resembles the hedgehog, the silhouette lumbering, stocky. Elongated snout, lacking teeth. Native long, vermiform, partially covered with horn spikes serving the grinding of food. It has the lowest body temperature among warm-blooded mammals, which is 22.2 ° C.