It’s a girl! Walt Disney World may be closed, but a team of animal care specialist are on hand to provide ongoing care to thousands of animals including the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Recently, a prehensile-tailed porcupine was born.  

According to the Disney Parks Blog, the baby, known as a porcupette, was born to mom, Peri, on Feb. 25. The One Day at Disney documentary on Disney+, shows Peri having an ultrasound with Walt Disney veterinarian Dr. Natalie. Along with other cast members, Dr. Natalie continues to provide care for Peri and her new baby. 

With so many families at home together right now, Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment at Disney Parks looks forward to sharing more stories about the animals and the amazing cast members that care for them. Follow Dr. Mark’s Instagram where he will share #BetterTogether learning opportunities soon.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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