The Turtle Bay Exploration Park on Sunday held the animal parade, an event that introduces attendees to an animal of the park.
On Sunday was the porcupine spikes turn to draw in the crowds.
As participants watched spike walked down the boardwalk as the staff talked about her and the species of porcupine.
As you can see from the video she is very friendly with guests and loves to stop and sniff shoes and strollers.
The show is a way for experts to talk about information and myths about the animal.
“Spike is probably one of the favorites, everyone has their favorite. She is a pretty popular one here at Turtle Bay. She is a great ambassador for porcupines and one of the things that is really important to teach about her is that porcupines do not shoot their quills. That is like the biggest myth, porcupines cannot shoot those quills it is just a modified type of hair,” said Adrienne John, an assistant curator of the event.
The parade only runs for one more weekend so if you missed it Sunday head out to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park next Sunday.
- Turtle Bay hosts 'Parade of Animals'
- Turtle Bay 'horticulture'
- Chocolate after dark at Turtle Bay
- Future engineers explore construction at Turtle Bay
- Turtle Bay Opens New Prehistoric Exhibition
- Butterflies Take Over 'Turtle Bay' in Redding
- Turtle Bay announces plans for state-of-the-art Animal Recovery Center
- Turtle Bay 'Sheraton Hotel' set to open soon
- Fruit tree selection and cultivation at Turtle Bay
- Critters at Redding's Turtle Bay Beat Triple-Digit Heat