Explore John Ball Zoo during spring break

Mexican Porcupine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A spring break hotspot in West Michigan is John Ball Zoo, and there is so much to see this week.

Among the animals at the zoo is a nine-year-old Mexican porcupine. The porcupine was born at the zoo and hand raised by zookeepers. He is an ambassador animal, which means he is used in demonstrations and can be seen out and about at the zoo, where children can see him up close and touch him. Mexican porcupines eat mostly fruits and vegetables and have bright yellow quills. They are a nocturnal animal, and rely on their strong senses of smell and hearing.

Come see the Mexican porcupines and other animals at the zoo during spring break. There is a schedule of demonstrations and animal feedings at the front gate. The zoo has plenty of indoor areas to explore in case of rain.

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