Science North Bluecoats and visitors are mourning the loss of a great animal ambassador. On November 14, 2016, Quillan the porcupine passed away in his habitat during the night. Quillan was 14 years old, and has been at Science North since he was just a baby.
Quillan has been instrumental on the Northern Ecosystems floor, teaching everyone about porcupine biology and behaviour. Because of him, most Sudburians now know that porcupines can’t actually shoot their quills. His friendly and curious nature allowed many visitors to have hands-on interactions with him.
Quillan will be greatly missed, and forever remembered fondly by everyone. He will be cremated and his ashes spread in his favourite walking places on the Science North grounds, outside the third floor.
Science North welcomes everyone to share with us your pictures, experiences, drawing and memories by emailing them in to [email protected], or come see us on the Third Floor, so we can celebrate this phenomenal animal ambassador together.