Meet the North American Porcupine
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Porcupines are herbivores. A typical diet consists of twigs, leaves, buds, nuts, seeds and green plants. Wintertime food includes pine needles and bark. A porcupine typically has 20,000 to 30,000 quills which cover most of its body. These quills are sharp and range from one to three inches in length. Contrary to popular belief, they cannot shoot their quills from a distance.
Find out more from CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold and an non-releasable Quill Pig for an hour long program. She will address the natural history of one of Connecticut’s most fascinating species and the world’s third largest rodent! 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,