STONEHAM - The Stone Zoo welcomed its newest addition over the weekend - a baby porcupine.
The prehensile-tailed porcupette, believed to be a male, was born on Saturday to mom Prickles and dad Shadow.
During its first medical exam, it appeared alert and healthy, weighing in at just over a pound. The baby's soft quills will harden over time.
This species of porcupine is native to South American forests, with tails that act like a fifth limb, the zoo says.
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