A wildlife park is celebrating the arrival of porcupine TWINS – its first in 47 YEARS of being open.
The as-yet-unnamed and unsexed twins were born in March this year to first-time mother Stempu and father Prickle, who were introduced in October 2016.
Spokesman Chris Kibbey said: “Keepers were delighted to recently discover little porcupettes running around the enclosure.
“Four-year-old Stempu is notorious for that and has been protecting her first litter with great ferocity – she and Prickle are proving to be formidable parents.”
Mr Kibbey added that the babies were born around Guinea Pig-sized with a full set of quills, which immediately after birth began to harden in the air and become prickly.