Great news! Our porcupette twins are growing bigger and stronger by the day.

The twins were weighed for the first time this morning – which took come careful manoeuvring on the part of carnivore keeper Kristin (note the heavy gloves and tea towel!) -so that none of their gradually hardening quills were in the way.

This quick check up confirmed the twins are growing as they should and weigh 1.5kgs and 1.3kgs respectively, our keepers say that they’re dabbling in solid foods (like veges) but are mainly getting all their nutritional requirements from Alika’s milk.

Lucky visitors were able to spot them recently late one afternoon, but for the most part they’ve been keeping inside their dens with their parents. We’ll keep you updated on their progress!