Bronx Zoo Debuts Baby Porcupine

A baby North American porcupine made himself at home during his ‘hair-raising’ debut!
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

A baby North American porcupine born on Sunday, April 24 at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is on exhibit at the Children’s Zoo! The young male porcupine was born to mother, Alice and father, Patrick and is the couple’s fourth offspring. Porcupines can have as many as 30,000 spiky quills covering their bodies which they use as a defense against predators.

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