The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
The porcupine’s keepers routinely take her for walks in the Desert dome before the Zoo opens. This gives her the chance to socialize with keepers, exercise, and practice training behaviors such as target, station, follow, and crate. The walks also provide great enrichment because of all the sights, smells, and sounds of the other animals in the habitat.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.