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Update – Rescued Porcupines Move to a new Home!!!

You may remember the ‘unwanted’ pet Malayan porcupines (Hystrix brachyura) that arrived at WFFT in sacks almost dead just one month ago? After spending some time in quarantine to recover from their terrible ordeal they have been moved to a large open field enclosure in the Newlands area of the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. They now inhabit the floor of an enclosure occupied by a family of white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar), gibbons are arboreal, living in the tree canopy, while porcupines are terrestrial, living on the ground, so sharing an enclosure causes no problems for either of the species. As you can see from the images, the father of the gibbon group ‘Cosmo’ has been checking out his spiky new house mates. See the rescue story here –

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