Via a link at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, I was led to these two video clips of Snickers the porcupine. The first video makes me think he has an identity crisis . . . he's playing with his keepers like he thinks he's a puppy!
In this second clip, he's enjoying his favorite food.
All together, now: Awwww!
(P.S. - I was intrigued to read that the North American Porcupine is understood to have "rafted across the Atlantic from Africa to Brazil over 30 million years ago, and then invaded North America during the Great American Interchange after the Isthmus of Panama rose 3 million years ago". I know the Cape Porcupine from Southern Africa, and I'd noted some similarities between that species and the North American variety. I'd love to know how the latter's ancestors 'rafted across the Atlantic' . . . must have been a hell of a journey!)