Symbolic Classic Adoption: Mexican Hairy Porcupine


The Toucan Rescue Ranch has rescued many Mexican Hairy Porcupines. Major reasons for its rescue is due to car accidents and dog attacks.


By symbolically adopting the Mexican Hairy Porcupine you will be directly helping with the species’ ongoing food and care. With your donation, you will receive an ADOPTION CERTIFICATE and thank you email with your tax-deductible information. The Classic Adoption pays for your adopted species costs for roughly 3-months!

Mexican Hairy Porcupine Facts (Included in the Information Sheet): 

  • Mexican Hairy Porcupines remain reproductively active for 11 to 12-years and some have been recorded to survive over 15-years.
  • Mexican Hairy Porcupine tails are prehensile and hairless (Curled and moveable, just like a monkey!) as an adaptation for better mobility and balance for life in the trees.
  • Mexican Hairy Porcupines cannot shoot their quills. Electron microscopy has found that the quills are actually a unique modification of the cuticle, seen only in New World porcupines.

What’s included in your downloadable symbolic adoption package:

  • Certificate of Adoption – for you to print and fill out!
  • Bookmarks featuring your chosen species
  • Information Sheet on your chosen species
  • Desktop Backgrounds
  • Toucan Rescue Ranch Screensaver

This package is available to download upon completion at check-out.

We do not physically sell or adopt out any of the rescued wildlife in Toucan Rescue Ranch’s care. Our Adoption Program is purely symbolic and a unique way for supporters to donate to our mission and their favorite animal.
In Costa Rica, it is illegal to sell or own any native fauna. As a licensed rescue center, it is our duty to uphold the law and what it stands for. As well as being illegal in the country of Costa Rica, it is a core part of TRR’s mission to protect wildlife from the illegal pet trade – as this is something we combat every day. ADOPTION DONATIONS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.


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