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Daily Cute: The Ticklish, Banana-Loving Porcupine

Daily Cute: The Ticklish, Banana-Loving Porcupine

Say hello to Kemosabe, the talkative, one-toothed coendou who loves to eat bananas:

Animal Wonders had this to say about Kemosabe:

A prehensile porcupine aka coendou is from South America found in the rainforests of Brazil. They use their prehensile tail to help climb and maneuver in the trees where they spend most of their lives. They are rodents and are closely related to rats and mice. They have 2 large incisors on the top and bottom which are ever-growing and need to be chiseled against each other in order to keep them the right size. Kemosabe only has 1 top incisor so he needs help from a veterinarian to file his teeth so they don’t overgrow and prevent him from being able to eat.

 

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Photo Credit: YouTube / AnimalWonders Montanta

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11:23PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Cute oh so cute and what a talker. This tickled me silly

10:57PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Very Chatty :) Thanks for sharing.

7:16AM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

7:58AM PDT on Aug 13, 2013

ahh he just the cutest thing ever!! he knows he gets bananas if he pulls up the basket so he just keeps pulling it up till he gets more haha...adorable!

8:31PM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

After this video I am proud to be Brazilian. LOL.

9:38AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Thanks for sharing

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2:26AM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Cutey!

6:47AM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

Cute!

8:50PM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Awwwwww... cute cute cute...

10:19AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Awwww

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