PHOTOS - Disney's Animal Kingdom celebrates two recent animal births

Mar 25, 2020 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom"

Porcupine and Zebra Foal born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Despite being closed to guests, it is business (almost) as usual for the animal care teams at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and the park is celebrating the births of a baby prehensile-tailed porcupine and a zebra foal.

Born February 25 2020, the baby porcupine known as a porcupette, is covered in a fine red fur coat with tiny quills underneath that begin to harden in the hours after birth. Disney has not yet named the baby, which is part of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) program overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to ensure responsible breeding of threatened and endangered species.

Following up on March 21 2020, a new female Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal joined the herd. The 65-pound zebra was born to mom Heidi and was up and moving just a few minutes following her birth.

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Article Posted: Mar 25, 2020 / 3:01pm ET