Patriot the Porcupine at the Central Florida Zoo
November 29, 2008
Born on the 4th of July at the Central Florida Zoo, this tiny South African crested porcupine was aptly named "Patriot." Weighing 1lb at birth, South African crested porcupines are born with fully formed quills, which are initially soft as hair but harden within 24 hours. Baby porcupines are also called "porcupettes!"
Porcupine affection is a delicate affair.
Patriot the porcupine meets the family
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