Baby Porcupine - Known as a Porcupette - born at Brookfield Zoo

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A baby porcupine is the first of its species to be born at Brookfield Zoo!

The zoo says the male baby porcupine, known as a porcupette, was born July 2. He weighed almost 1 pound and had soft quills that hardened after a few days.

BABY ALERT; A baby prehensile-tailed porcupine, called a porcupette, was born at Brookfield Zoo on July 2. The baby is being hand-reared by animal care staff. #porcupine #porcupette #wildlysurprising #brookfieldzoo #animalwelfare Story at CZS.org/Porcupette

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We will get right to the point! A baby prehensile-tailed porcupine was born at Brookfield Zoo on July 2. The baby, called a porcupette, is being hand-reared by animal care staff when it became clear that his mom was not providing him proper maternal care, as she was not allowing him to nurse. #porcupine #porcupette #wildlysurprising #conservation #brookfieldzoo Story at www.CZS.org/Porcupette

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