What better way to ring in the New Year than with little porcupettes? A new pair of baby African Crested Porcupines were born this week at Colorado's Pueblo Zoo to mom Asha.
Zoo staff said that getting the photos was a little challenging as the family is very protective - especially the proud papa, Lance. You can see in the last photo that he has his defensive quills up. Mom and the two little ones are doing well. The whole family lives together in an exhibit viewable by zoo visitors.