Mexican Hairy Porcupine
Spanish > Puercoespin
My name is SIMPSON
A porcupine is an agile and intelligent mammal with a prehensile tail.
Simpson dropped out of a tree right into the coati habitat. Of course all the coati’s started to play with the porcupine and thus the coati’s ended up with a lot of quills in their noses, mouths, tongs, and legs.
A porcupine will fluff out the fur and spines to look larger and more intimidating to potential predators.
Simpson did loose a lot of his quills to the coati’s and was damaged by them.
He needed to recover a while at the center, but has since been released back in this park area.
Although widespread, the porcupine is seldom seen.
Porcupines are nocturnal.