Snickers the porcupine is a favorite at AWCC! He is a gregarious little fellow after being raised illegally as a pet. After discovery by ADF&G, he was relocated to AWCC for a permanent home. Snickers participated in my education and youth programs but has since retired at his ripe age. He has also become a bit of a celebrity after a YouTube video of him went viral, receiving over 6 million views! Watch the video below.
Kit Kat came to us in the spring of 2015 at the age of one year old. He was brought in as an amputee after getting his leg caught in a trap near Anchorage. He was found stuck after having climbed through a fence with his body on one side and the trap stuck in the fence, unable to move. With the help of Dr. Wilson and the rest of Alaska Zoo staff, Kit Kat was brought in for surgery, then permanently placed at AWCC. Kit Kat can be seen munching on walnuts or climbing over the logs in his enclosure!