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Think of the excitement of seeing a porcupine in person! During Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Porcupine Connection guests will have the experience of meeting a prehensile tailed porcupine and may have the opportunity to touch its long smooth quills. There’s no need to be shy, participants will learn about these quiet, gentle mammals, where they live, why they are in need of protection, and what zoos are doing to help. Snap pictures throughout the experience to create memories that will last a lifetime!
$150.00 for up to four people
Attendees must be 42″ tall
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5 must be accompanied by their own parent/guardian
Two weeks advanced reserved required.
Book your program during Zoo hours and receive free admission to Lehigh Valley Zoo for the entire day. Porcupine Connection programs are also available for group visits and Zoo rentals.
During the program, participants view a 10 minute presentation on porcupines, learn about their natural history, and the challenges they face in the wild. After the presentation guests will have a photo opportunity with the porcupine and may be able to safely touch the animal. Guests will then watch as the porcupine creates a unique painting for them using its feet and tail; a souvenir that will keep the memory of the experience alive for years to come. This unforgettable program held at Lehigh Valley Zoo is a special chance to get close to and learn about these marvelous mammals.
Do we get to touch or pet a porcupine?
Due to the needs of our animals, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to touch the porcupine. Our educators are experts in determining if it is appropriate for you to do so, and will instruct you in the safe way of touching a porcupine.