This little South African porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) was found wandering around in a suburban garden after a massive storm. It is suspected that she was unsettled and flushed from her burrow. Efforts to reunite her with her mother were unsuccessful, and as such she will spend some time with us. She is currently drinking a special milk formula, and beginning to nibble on natural food sources. Once she is fully weaned, and is able to fend for herself, she will be released into a suitable area.
Our thanks to Grant Fairley for rescuing this little porcupine.
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Pics: Sarah Kempen
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.