Matilda is a 2-year old female Black Tailed Hairy Dwarf porcupine. She is one of only a few of her species in the United States. Black Tailed Hairy Dwarf porcupines are currently only privately owned and are not being displayed at major zoos.
Matilda’s favorite treat is peanuts. She is so shy that she does not accept food from our hand. She is most active in the evening.
The black tailed hairy dwarf porcupine is a South American porcupine species from the family Erethizontidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, and Venezuela.