A clip in the zoo's social media showed five-year-old Rico enjoying his peanut butter in his enclosure.
The Brazilian porcupine, or Coendou prehensilis, normally lives in tropical rainforest in northern and eastern South America. Its length can go up to 1.7 feet, weighs up to about 11 lbs and has a lifespan of about 12-17 years.
The zoo's website describes the Brazilian porcupine as an expert climber, with large curved claws and a prehensile tail that helps it grip branches. Its diet consists of leaves, fruits, bark, shoots and small animals.