Kit came to us in the spring of 2015 (around June). He was thought to be either a year old or that years baby when he came to us. Ee are estimating Kit is about a year and half to two years old.
Kit was brought in as an amputee, he got caught in a leg-hold trap in Anchorage and tried wondering through a fence with the trap on his back foot.. unfortunately the trap did not fit through the fence and he essentially tore his leg off 🙁 It was with the help of Dr. Wilson and the Alaska Zoo staff he was brought in for surgery and then permanently placed here.
He has been here every since, happy as a clam!
Snickers the porcupine is a favorite at AWCC! He is a gregarious little fellow, having been raised in a home, and relocated to the AWCC. Snickers is excellent for school presentations, where he will come out of his carrier for the afternoon to entertain and teach the kids personally. Snickers became a star, when a Youtube video of him went worldwide and received over 5,000,000 views!