One of the newest residents of Conservation Station at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a prehensile-tailed porcupine, finally has a name. The porcupette born back in February was named Shelley, after one of the Cast Members that help take care of mom Peri during her pregnancy.
Veterinary Operations Manager, whose training enabled her to perform essential prenatal ultrasounds, was recently surprised with the news.
What’s in a name? For this little porcupette, a whole lot of heart! Shelley was named in honor of the veterinary hospital manager who played a big role in her birth. Learn more: https://t.co/1o6FHvbLw1 #DisneyCastLife #DisneyMagicMoments pic.twitter.com/7fO5qtbqrd
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) April 24, 2020
Currently Shelly…the porcupette, not the Cast Member…weighs over two pounds, which is triple her birth weight.
Source: Disney Parks Blog