North American Porcupine

Did you know our Penelope is a “night owl”? North American porcupines are nocturnal, which means they’re active at night. They are excellent climbers, using their long curved claws, rough foot pads and even their tails to help them climb!

This special animal ambassador was born and raised in captivity. Since Penelope has been with people her entire life, she is habituated to our care at Lindsay and cannot be released. If you’re thinking of adopting Penelope, we will be “all aquiver” with excitement!

Adopt Our North American Porcupine!

Lindsay Wildlife Experience's Adopt an Animal program lets you symbolically adopt your favorite species and at the same time support our important work of connecting people with wildlife to inspire respect and responsibility for the world we share.