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.
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