The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center has an interesting occupant -- a porcupine who thinks it's a puppy!

"Stinkers" -- formerly "Snickers", but renamed to suit his pungent odor -- is a 5 year-old porcupine that was someone's pet before finding a much more suitable home at the center.

This video shows him romping around in circles and jumping on his human caretaker in a desperate puppy-like plea for attention, even dropping onto his back for belly rubs.

Massive thumbs up to all the volunteers and rescue workers around the world who do so much for so little.

Note: The name porcupine comes from Middle French porc espin (spined pig). A regional American name for the animal is quill pig


Responses to "So precious! This Rescued Porcupine Thinks He's A Puppy. "

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have never seen anything so cute and kind of sad too. They are loners and this one won't know how to be alone when set free, if they set him free.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I totally agree with the above comment. It is sweet and sad, but thank you to those who take in wild creatures that can never go back into the wild and survive. Wild animals are not pets and people really need to realize that. .

  3. Anonymous says:

    how beautifuland sad that they dont get to hug humans much to feel the love we offer them i hope this beautiful soul wilbe ok val form perth australia

  4. Anonymous says:

    This brings back some good memories. As a child we had one just show up and while never became a "Pet" she was definitely part of our pack

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