VIDEO - Asha, a Hartmann's Mountain Zebra Foal ventures out onto the savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Apr 20, 2020 in "Kilimanjaro Safaris"

Posted: Monday April 20, 2020 1:14pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has shared a first look at Asha, a Hartmann's Mountain Zebra Foal, as she ventured out onto the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna for the very first time.

Born almost a month ago at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Asha's name means “hope” in Sanskrit, and “life” in Swahili, and it was voted for by Walt Disney World Cast Members.

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Walt dApr 21, 2020

I like it!

DoleWhipDreaApr 05, 2020

So cute! 😍

TINKWINGSMar 26, 2020

Who knew we had a porcupine emoticon?!?!? Sure I have never seen a baby one.....they look a little less prickly....;) Guess those CM's are well employed....:)

TINKWINGSMar 25, 2020

🙂Good to know they are being taken care of.....very cute!!! 👍

jeanericuser001Mar 25, 2020

That baby porcupette would make an adorable plush toy. Disney take note.

Walt dMar 25, 2020

Good news for the species, at ak..

NunuMar 25, 2020

Also, a baby porcupine. :) https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/03/disneys-animal-kingdom-welcomes-baby-porcupine/

Captain BarbossaMar 25, 2020

Captain BarbossaMar 25, 2020

A much needed piece of good news amongst all of the chaos in the world. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/03/babynews-disneys-animal-kingdom-welcomes-zebra-foal/?CMP=SOC-DPFY20Q2wo0319200325200011C DPB blog says that this is the 3rd zebra foal to be born at AK this year, but I believe that it’s actually the 2nd. It’s also the 2nd Hartmann’s Zebra (1st female) to ever be born at AK. (The 1st was born back in January) Anyways, the little lady, who has yet to be named, and her mother, Heidi, seem to be doing great! Another historic birth for AK!

larryzJan 30, 2020

I'd like to propose naming both ends of the new addition... They could name the front end "Stripey"... ...and the back end "Bob."

Phil12Jan 29, 2020

They're just a lot of donkeys in football jerseys.