The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to many large animals like bison, elk, and bears, but also a wide variety of small animals, including rodents, bats, mustelids (the weasel family), lagomorphs (rabbits & hares), and more.
Meeka​​
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Meeka came to us from Wyoming, where she had been hit by a car and lost her right rear leg. Despite only having three legs, she's still an excellent climber, and a very smart resident. She often gets her food in puzzle boxes, keeping her brain sharp.
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Rocky​​
American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

Rocky is named for his original home in Rocky Mountain National Park. He became habituated to humans when just a tiny porcupette, and was transfered here for lifetime sanctuary. Rocky has acted as an ambassador animal for us, giving people a close-up look at these gentle rodents and teaching children about the porcupine's role in our ecosystem.
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Sidney​​
American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

Sidney was found in a trailer park, where she had been badly abused and beaten by the residents. She was healed up and brought here, as she is too habituated to be released into the wild. She has bonded with Rocky and also sometimes works as an animal ambassador, helping us to explain that, contrary to legend, porcupines cannot throw their quills at you.
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