Porcupine News Archive
Ollie has been one busy porcupine!
Arriving at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in 1998, Ollie has been a great educational animal for the zoo.
Now, Ollie has a daughter all his own!
Named Pollie, (so sweetz!) the baby porcupette looks too CUTEz!
Pollie is the first Prehensile-tailed porcupine birth at the park and the entire excited is excited for Ollie and his mate, Miss Piggy!
Congrats, you two!
Bella is able to go home after a porcupine got the best of her during some family time at the pool.
The spiky attacker wants a drink to cool off from the scorching heat.
Bella and her doggies siblings got a bit too close and she was stuck with over 500 painful quills in face, fets, and mouth.
Check out the video (above) to hear more on poor Bella's bad day.
Teddy Bear is Zooniversity's talking porcupine and he is crazy cute.
Here Teddy (love the name btw) gets to enjoy some Valentine's Day treats.
At one point the woman behind the camera asks:
Humans have a lot of sex.
Some more than others.
Compared to other species, humans have sex for more than just reproduction and (sometimes) for more than just the sheer pleasure of it.
Science has long studied sex, and tried to figure out why it is so pleasurable. We can only assume if sex didn't feel good, then why would anyone do it?
So then, maybe all animals are having sex for pleasure?
One thing that many studies have looked at is the frequency of masturbation in different species.
A surprising amount of animals bop their bologna.
Masturbation has been seen in dogs, horses, birds, walruses, squirrels, sheep, turtles, bears, elephants and porcupines.
What science has found, is that these animals extremely rarely ever "get off."
Researchers believe it's the human ability to "form mental representations of erotic material" that allows us to reach a climax so often.
When it comes to sex (with another, not just yourself) the rumors are true for the most part that dolphins and bonobo chimps are mainly the only other animals that have sex even when the female isn't in "heat."
So even though sex may seem relatively animalistic, it's actually one of the more human things you can do.
So get out there and be human! (Consensual humans, please.)
[Image via AP Images.]
Introducing the feel-good movie of the fall!
From lions to tigers to bears to kangaroos and zebras!!! Cuteness overload!!
Check out the new trailer above and we dare you to not crack a smile.
OMG! We want one!
Stinkers, a 5-year-old porcupine, used to be a house pet, but now lives at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
He's so friendly and acts just like man's best friend.
We had no idea a porcupine could be domesticated, but love the idea!
Who better to have around the house than an animal that shoots razor sharp quills at intruders?