First Images of Porcupine in Georgia
This video serves as the first documentary evidence of porcupine
population living in Georgia. The video was taken in Vashlovani
National Park by NACRES remote sensing camera.
Until 1990s there was no evidence of the existence of porcupine on the territory of
Georgia. In 1999-2000 during the field studies NACRES team found porcupine tracks
as well as its spikes and excrements in Iori plateau.
During the recent fieldworks porcupine tracks were found several times in
Vashlovani protected area but so far we had never seen the animal itself
(porcupine is usually active during the night and mainly chooses remote places
for its shelter).
In summer 2008 digital sensing camera was fixed in the Alazani valley by NACRES team.
After two months of monitoring, image of an adult porcupine was captured as the first
documentary evidence of porcupine population living in Georgia.