North American Porcupine Comes to Lindsay Wildlife Experience!
SF Bay Area Premier Wildlife Education and Science Center is the only in the Bay Area with a porcupine as permanent animal ambassador in new exhibit
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF./October 6, 2016/— Lindsay Wildlife Experience is excited to announce a new exhibit built for the wildlife center’s spikiest new resident: A six-month-old North American porcupine!
What: A unique and engaging native California species, this is Lindsay’s first resident porcupine in decades. And makes Lindsay the only place in the Bay Area where families can view a porcupine on exhibit!
And while those who visit the exhibit hall will have an opportunity to meet and, at times, touch the newest ambassador, the porcupine is at Lindsay to drive the message that this amazing creature needs protection.
“Lindsay’s mission is to connect people with wildlife,” says Cheryl McCormick, Ph.D, executive director of Lindsay Wildlife. “It’s important to us that every individual who interacts with this charismatic ambassador leaves that experience with a sense of urgency—viable habitat for this species is shrinking in California. Every individual can do something to protect what remains of these ecosystems—not just for porcupines, but for wildlife in general.”
Top sponsors of the nearly $100,000 exhibit include the William A. Kerr Foundation and an anonymous foundation donor. More than half of the funding for the Campaign for Quills came from individual donors! Named giving opportunities are still available.
To celebrate the new animal ambassador join Lindsay Oct. 22 for our Quill-abration! This special day includes a meet and greet party from 9-11 a.m. for members and donors of Lindsay’s Campaign for Quills. And the fun will continue all day with special activities to celebrate Lindsay’s new pokey pal!
For more information: Please call (925) 935-1978 or visit lindsaywildlife.org
About Lindsay Wildlife Experience:
Lindsay connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. A unique natural history and environmental education center where live wild animals are just inches away from visitors, Lindsay serves more than 100,000 children and adults each year. Home to the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S., Lindsay treats more than 5,600