Things got just a little bit stickier at Ellen Trout Zoo today.  Our female Porcupine named Tater woke up today (Wed October 23rd) to a new house mate.

This morning was a little more exciting than normal as our two African Crested Porcupines met for the first time. Tater, the current resident of the habitat met Dave Sharpelle, a new comer to the Ellen Trout Zoo. The introduction went as they usually do for porcupines, a bit prickly at first. The two are getting to know each other and have shared some breakfast. Come on out and wish Dave well as he wins over his new mate.

Hopefully all will go well, and we will get some little stickers in no time. A great way to catch the pair is attending the Ellen Trout Zoo Boo.

I love the names, Dave Sharpelle is great, but Tater for a girl has taken me aback. I am still getting over that one.

Zoo Director Gordon Henley sent along word today that we are all invited.

Join us at the Zoo on Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for the annual Zoo Boo! This family friendly event will have games, trick or treating, and a costume contest for children up to 10 years old. The costume contests for kids ages 0-4 will begin at 6:30pm and for ages 5-10 at 7:00pm.Regular zoo admission fees apply, with Zoo Members are admitted free. You must bring your membership card and I.D. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event or at Members do not need to purchase a ticket.So, come on out and enjoy a night of Spooktacular Fun at the Wildest Place in Town! The Zoo and Park will be closing at 4:00pm each day to prepare for the event.


Contact Whitney Lowery, 936-633-0394, for further information.


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