[Photo: Binghamton Zoo][/caption]On Wednesday, August 21st, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park welcomed a prehensile-tailed porcupette. It was the fourth for parents Mattie and Zoey, the birth was an important addition to the prehensile-tailed porcupine Species Survival Plan (SSP).

 Each SSP carefully manages the breeding of a species to maintain a healthy and self-sustaining captive population that is both genetically diverse and demographically stable. Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park participates in 22 Species Survival Plans.
Well, it's that time, time to help name the little porcupette. Your choices are: Almond, Chopsticks, Huckleberry, Oregano, and Wasabi. 
You have until Wednesday, November 13th to vote for your favorite name, so go here now to vote. Remember voting is your civic duty and if you don't vote then you can't complain.
The Binghamton Zoo began in 1875 and was built by local residents and is America's fifth oldest zoo. Its 144th season has come to an end and they are looking forward to their 145th year.
The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is located at 60 Morgan Road. Go here to find out how you can support them as they get ready for next year.

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