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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H/T The Mary Sue
Photo Credit: YouTube / AnimalWonders Montanta