Twix the Porcupine

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If you have not met our adorable one-year-old porcupine yet, now is the time to visit!

Twix, a female porcupine, was orphaned in May 2018 in Juneau, Alaska. She was one day old when found with her umbilical cord still attached. Raising Twix from infancy has allowed us to learn a lot about porcupettes, including their needs and natural behaviors. Porcupettes nurse from their mother for up to 4 months and can eat vegetation after just a few weeks. As an orphan, Twix was bottle-fed with goat milk because it is gentle on the stomach and very nutritious. Porcupettes are born with their quills that harden within hours of birth.

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