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


Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for the article.

Angela K.
Angela K2 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Cynthia B.
cynthia l3 years ago

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

Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Very Chatty :) Thanks for sharing.

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Nora McKellar
Nora McKellar4 years ago

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!

Virginia Abreu de Paula

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

Lady Az
Lady Az4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Jesus is God :D

Pushpraj Singh
Pushpraj Singh4 years ago


Manuela C.
Manuela C4 years ago