ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disney World is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but things haven't stopped behind-the-scenes.
- Disney's Animal Kingdom welcomes new additions
- Animals being looked after by park's animal care team
- Disney World is temporarily closed due to coronavirus
Disney's Animal Kingdom recently welcomed not one, but two baby animals, which are currently being looked after by the park's animal care team.
The first baby animal--a female prehensile-tailed porcupine--was born on February 25, before the closure, to mom Peri. Disney shared news of the birth on Tuesday.
Peri previously was featured on the Disney+ docuseries "One Day at Disney."
The mother-daughter duo are living at the park's Conservation Station.
The other new baby animal at Animal Kingdom, a Hartmann's zebra foal, was born early Saturday. The female zebra, which doesn't have a name yet, is about 65 pounds and was standing within 30 minutes of birth.
"Already very active and curious, this little lady is much like her mother and has very long legs," Dr. Mark Penning, vice president of Animals, Science and Environment for Disney Parks, wrote in a blog post.
The baby zebra is bonding with her mother Heidi. She will imprint on her mother's scent and memorize the markings on her mother's hind legs to tell her apart from the rest of the herd, park officials said.
In a few weeks, the pair will be introduced to the savannah on Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Births of both the porcupine and the zebra were part of the Species Survival Plan program, which ensures responsible breeding of thousands of species of animals.