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Pocupette update from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Published: June 8, 2013, 12:12 pm, by Kristina Iodice
The porcupette - baby porcupine - was born on May 8 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. He is already climbing around his exhibit. Photo taken May 22.2013 (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

The porcupette – baby porcupine – was born on May 8 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. He is already climbing around his exhibit. Photo taken May 22.2013 (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

It’s a boy!

Probably.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo posted on their blog that the month-old porcupette is most likely a boy. Even though keepers have checked out the little one, he’s still small enough that it’s hard to tell.

The baby North American porcupine was born May 8 to first-time parents Nale and Elan. Nale came to the zoo last summer, and Elan was born there.

Read more about the porcupette here, including how he’s already taking after his dad.

The story on all the newest additions to the Cheyenne Mountain zoo – including photos and video – can be found here.

Ever wonder what porcupines would think of a photographer in their exhibit? That blog post can be read here.