This 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. The tail was amputated, and she made a full recovery. Porcupines swing their tail for protection in the wild. Since she does not have a tail, she would not be successful if she were released. She will remain at Aspen Valley as a permanent resident. 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.
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: 1116 Crawford Street Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0