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April 15, 2016

Elmwood Park Zoo welcomes two baby porcupines

Zoos Announcements
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Visitors to a Montgomery County zoo are able to see two new animals.

The Elmwood Park Zoo announced Friday the births of two North American porcupines.

Both babies, known as porcupettes, are male and weighed just over a pound at birth.

Ivanna gave birth on April 6 and Lola on April 10. The zoo's only adult male, Spork, is the father of both newborns.

Names for the babies will be determined via a contest. The public can submit suggestions via the zoo's Facebook page or email at

The deadline is April 22 at 4 p.m. Zoo staff will pick the winning names.