VIDEO: Watch a porcupine dance at Walnut Creek's Lindsay Wildlife Experience

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A keeper at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek explains that the little shimmy Penelope the Porcupine does in her enclosure is actually a dance she does right before bed. Watch to learn more about this adorable creature. (KGO)

This little creature has smooth moves! We caught Penelope the Porcupine rocking out at Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek on Wednesday by ABC7 News reporter Elissa Harrington.

Officials at Lindsay Wildlife Experience tell us Penelope is a little under a year old. Click here to learn more about her.

Many people think Penelope is dancing, while others want to know if she's okay. So we checked in with Penelope and her keeper.

VIDEO: Penelope the Porcupine loves to dance!
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This little creature has smooth moves! We caught Penelope the Porcupine rocking out at Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek.


"It's her getting comfortable," said keeper Emma Molinare. "Like a dog walking in a circle before she lays down to sleep. But the cold glass actually might feel nice against her paws during the hot weather, the warmer weather we have here. We do give her special porcupine popsicles right here to help keep her nice and cool, some showers that she really enjoys, but sometimes you still might see her doing that right before she takes a nap."

Penelope gets excellent care, as Lindsay has a veterinary hospital right at the museum.

You can see her up close, and even pet her, at Lindsay Wildlife Experience Wednesday through Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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