A female prehensile-tailed porcupine was born Feb. 25, 2020, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 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. Dr. Natalie MyIniczenko, a Disney veterinarian, checks this baby’s vital signs. (David Roark, photographer)
On March 21, 2020, the animal care team at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., welcomed a new female Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal to the herd. The 65-pound zebra was born to mom Heidi and was up and moving just a few minutes following her birth.