What to watch for in Sunday’s Broncos vs. Seahawks game

Baby porcupine surprise!

One day old

Baby porcupine born at Woodland Park Zoo. Courtesy of Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.

SEATTLE- Woodland Park Zoo welcomed a surprise baby porcupine last week.

The baby, known as a porcupette, was born to the zoo’s resident breeding pair, Molly and Oliver on April 18. Zoo officials were surprised at the birth, beleiving that Oliver was a year shy of sexual maturity.

The zoo says porcupettes are born with full coats of soft quills that begin to harden shortly after birth. They become active quickly, and will be climbing in a few weeks.

Molly and the newborn are staying in a den behind the Tunda Center. Visitors can expect to see them in just a few weeks at the exhibit.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s