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Zoo Temporarily Closed
As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, the Kansas City Zoo is temporarily closing beginning Wednesday, March 18. More info.
The adorable prehensile-tailed porcupine hails from South and Central America. These nocturnal herbivorous rodents weigh between 4-11 pounds and are covered in short spines which are actually modified hair. You can find our prehensile-tailed porcupines in the Tropics.