The Return Of Kemosabe

This chirpy little whackadoodle will make your day. Meet Kemosabe, the Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine, or “Coendou.”

If you missed him last summer, here he is at Animal Wonders in Missoula, Montana, clutching/nomming his favored papaya with his keeper, Jessi Knudsen Castaneda. When he’s not stuffing his prodigious belleh, he “gives educational presentations about his unique species, wildlife, and conservation,” according to his YouTube video clip bio.



  1. JenDeyan says:

    If you think this guy is amazing and cute, check out the baby.

  2. Sharon Wilson says:

    It’s another version of Teddy! 🙂

  3. dgerish says:

    Sharon Wilson, imagine if Teddybear and Kemosabe got together for a duet! I wonder if all porkypines vocalize when they eat.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    @dgerish Teddybear and Kemosabe could also form a dance duo called “Spinal Tap”.

  5. Kemosabe speaks Teddy!

  6. Looks like Teddybear has some competition!