Porcupine Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Porcupine Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Dr. Natalie MyIniczenko, a Disney veterinarian, checks the vital signs of a baby female prehensile-tailed porcupine 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. (David Roark, photographer)