Porcupine born just in time for World Porcupine Day

Stone Zoo in Massachusetts recently welcomed a porcupine into his family just in time for World Porcupine Day on July 2nd.

Born to mom Thorn and dad Shadow, the baby weighed just over one pound when he was born on June 27 – the zoo announced his birth on Wednesday.

According to the zoo, the baby porcupine appeared “healthy and alert” during the first medical examination two days after birth.

The zoo believes the newcomer, who has yet to be named, is male, but keepers have yet to officially determine the sex of the porcupine.

Pete Costello, assistant curator at Stone Zoo, said in an interview. statement: Thorn and her new baby are doing great.

“The baby is gaining weight at a healthy pace and is adapting well.

“The staff weighs the porcupine every morning, even though it’s hard for him to put a ball of quills on the scale!”

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A rock zoo in Massachusetts recently welcomed a porcupine to its family just in time for World Porcupine Day on July 2.

The rights to the porcupine’s name will be auctioned off July 23 at the zoo.

This is the third child for Thorn, 9, and Shadow, 10 – this type of porcupine lives from 12 to 17 years.

The cub and its parents are prehensile-tailed porcupines that are born with soft quills that harden as they grow.

This animal is also nocturnal and spends most of the day at rest, and they are also excellent tree climbers.

The zoo believes the newcomer, who has yet to be named, is male, but keepers have yet to officially determine the sex of the porcupine.

The zoo believes the newcomer, who has yet to be named, is male, but keepers have yet to officially determine the sex of the porcupine.

Born to mum Thorn and dad Shadow, the baby weighed just over one pound when he was born on June 27 - the zoo announced his birth on Wednesday.

Born to mum Thorn and dad Shadow, the baby weighed just over one pound when he was born on June 27 – the zoo announced his birth on Wednesday.

They used their tails as a fifth limb to grab onto branches while moving through the trees.

Franklin Zoo, which is Stone’s sister zoo, recently welcomed 15 new prairie dog puppies.

The zoo says the baby is healthy and attentive

The zoo says the baby is healthy and attentive

The zoo made the announcement in May when the puppies first emerged from their burrows, but they are said to have been born in March.

The pups are born blind and hairless and do not appear outside the burrow until they are about six weeks old. Puppies can now be seen exploring prairie dog habitats with adults. Both male and female prairie dogs help raise the young.

Dr. Malu Celli, vice president of animal care at the New England Zoo, said in an interview. statement: Prairie dogs are very social animals, and it will be interesting for our guests to watch their puppies grow up.

“A sure sign that spring has officially arrived is when we start noticing tiny babies emerging from their burrows. The first pup was spotted on May 1st and the care team has been keeping a close eye on the puppies since they left their underground home.”

The Franklin Zoo, which is sister to the Stone Zoo, recently welcomed 15 new prairie dog puppies.

The zoo made the announcement in May when the pups first emerged from their burrows, but they are said to have been born in March.

Franklin Zoo, which is Stone’s sister zoo, recently welcomed 15 new prairie dog puppies. The zoo made the announcement in May when the pups first emerged from their burrows, but they are said to have been born in March.

Because puppies are born underground, the care team only knew of seven born, but over time, eight more ventured out of the burrow.

John Linehan, President and CEO of the New England Zoo, in a statement: “Now that the puppies are out of their burrows, the prairie dog show has become tumultuous.

“It’s hard not to admire these incredible little creatures as they scurry around and explore. Prairie dogs are very social animals and our guests will enjoy watching their puppies grow up.”