Animal Ambassador: The African Crested Porcupine

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Introduction of their newest Animal Ambassador – Quilliam, the African Crested Porcupine.

Interesting Facts:

  • The African Crested Porcupine is the largest porcupine in the world.
  • Unlike the American Porcupine, the African Crested Porcupine does not have a barb on the end of its quills.
  • Many people ask if the porcupine can “shoot” its quills at predators – it cannot. Once the tip of the quill is lodged into a predator, the porcupine can release it.

Animal Embassy was founded in 2002, by Chris Evers, and is dedicated to exotic animal rescue/adoption and environmental education.

Animal Embassy’s mission is to foster an individual’s appreciation and respect for the natural world and the incredible diversity of life on Earth. Animal Embassy specializes in providing hands-on, interactive, and entertaining, educational experiences for people of all ages.

Animal Embassy has rescued or adopted more than 500 exotic animals over the years and currently maintains over 100 non-releasable animals. The majority of our Animal Ambassadors are former pets whose families could either no longer care for them, or did not wish to. Some were rescued from inappropriate living situations or unsuitable environments.

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