Niabi Zoo Welcomes a Porcupette
The Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley is celebrating the birth of a "porcupette," a baby African Cape Porcupine. The baby was born January 7th, and the parents are an 11 year old male named Charles and a 4 year old female Milele.
African Cape Porcupines are native to dry woodland areas of South Africa. And this is the first time they've been bred at Niabi.
Zoo Director Lee Jackson says the zoo is part of a cooperative breeding program involving more than 100 zoos and more than 500 animals.