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Zoo-cam shows 'porcupette' enjoying enclosure

The porcupette, nicknamed 'Herbie', was born to porcupine parents Hettie and Henning on August 2.

Video released by ZSL London on Friday (September 17) showed the nocturnal youngster over a six-week period, exploring it's surroundings alongside its parents.

Baby porcupines are born with a full set of soft quills and weight less than a pound, the zoo said.

Zookeepers will discover the sex of the porcupette after its first health check when one of its quills is sent for DNA testing.

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