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Beloved porcupine at wildlife center dies

Snickers with Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center employee Robin Moore (Photo courtesy of the...
Snickers with Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center employee Robin Moore (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center) (KTUU)
Published: Dec. 31, 2019 at 5:03 PM AKST
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The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center announced Monday that one of its most beloved creatures had passed away just shy of his 16th birthday.

Snickers the Porcupine was known for his personability and was a fan favorite of many visitors, who posted on the center's page with stories about meeting the prickly rodent.

According to a post by the AWCC, Snickers - sometimes known as "stinkers," "went on many outreach trips to area schools and educated countless students and visitors; teaching everyone about the wonderful world of porcupines."

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, wild porcupines are relatively long-lived and can live as long as 18 years.

We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved porcupine Snickers. Snickers was one of the most popular animals at...

Posted by Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on Monday, December 30, 2019
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