Penny the porcupine joined us as a rehab animal in the spring of 2017.
She was found laying on the side of the road with a large open wound on her tail. The tail had maggots throughout, was infected, and had no feeling. Her tail was amputated, and she made a full recovery. Because porcupines swing their tail for protection in the wild and she now does not have a tail, she would be unlikely to survive for long if she were released. She will remain at Aspen Valley as a permanent resident and a surrogate mother to baby porcupines who are being rehabilitated for release to the wild.
She eats fruits and vegetables, and primate food. She is very picky and did not like her rodent chow, so we ordered her special monkey chow that she accepts.