A baby porcupine, or porcupette, was born at Edinburgh Zoo in August, and is the only one in Scotland.
The one-month-old Cape porcupine, Fiddich, is now spending more time outdoors with its parents.
The quills are covered with keratin like human fingernails or rhino horns.
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The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has protected threatened species in Scotland and around the world for over 100 years. As a leading conservation charity, it connects people to nature and safeguards wildlife across the globe.