What Do You Call a Baby Porcupine?

Two porcupines cross the road in Eugene, Oregon, 20 July 2012 (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

If you live in a forested area shown gray on the map below, chances are you’ll encounter a porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) some day. In Pennsylvania you have an even better chance to see one in the summer because young porcupines, born in May or June, stay with their mothers until they’re six months old.

Range of North American porcupine shown in gray (map from Wikimedia Commons)

If you see a baby porcupine, what do you call it?

Find the answer and amazing facts about porcupine social behavior in this vintage article: I’m a Porcupette

(photos from Wikimedia Commons; click on the captions to see the originals)

4 thoughts on “What Do You Call a Baby Porcupine?

  1. Good morning. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for all the good news and smiles.
    I have a request: Spotted skunks. I recently learned that the are aboral. With every range extending northward are we seeing any in our area?

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