Prehensile-tailed Porcupine

Coendou prehensilis

NATURAL HABITAT
Prehensile-tailed porcupines live in trees in South American forests.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Leaves, flowers, roots, shoots
IN THE ZOO – Fruit/vegetable mix, rodent block

FASCINATING FACTS

  • DNA tests are needed to find out if the
    porcupine is male or female
  • Stomps its feet to scare attackers
  • Are nocturnal
  • Renzo’s favorite treat is peanuts!
  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400