Porcupine meet and greet

porcupine meet and greet

what to expect

Introducing Quilliam, the charming and adorable African crested porcupine who will challenge your preconceptions about porcupines. Despite his prickly appearance, Quilliam is a lovable sweetheart who will instantly capture your heart. Now, you and your family have the incredible opportunity to meet Quilliam up close and personal during our exclusive Porcupine Meet and Greet.


Not only will you have the chance to meet Quilliam, but you can also take memorable photos with him, give him a high-five, and witness some of his amazing behaviors. Tanganyika is one of the few places in the world where you can truly engage with this extraordinary species. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will create lasting memories for the whole family. And the best part? This adventure is suitable for anyone three years and older, so even the little ones can join in on the excitement.

Tips to know


if you haven't done any of the "meet & greets" at Tanganyika you are really missing out on an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed them so much we had to book a 2nd time. Lots of fun no matter what your age!

Conservation Corner: African Crested Porcupine

Porcupine quills have traditionally held cultural significance as cherished decorative charms in Africa. Unfortunately, the porcupines face illegal hunting not only for their distinctive quills but also for their meat. The growing human population has led to increased interactions between humans and porcupines, creating challenges for both species.