A Baby Animal Was Just Born in Disney World and It Was a Massive Win for Science!

By admin May12,2024

We have fantastic news from Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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We’re excited any time we hear about a new birth happening at the park because that means there are more residents to potentially see and say hello to when we visit. However, it’s extra special when the species with a new little one is as endangered as these guys are!

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Disney World has just shared that two months ago, one of their Addaxes, Juniper, gave birth to her son, Julien! He is the first male Addax calf born at Animal Kingdom. This birth is extra special because there are less than 100 addaxes left out in the wild, and just 180 in managed care across organizations accredited by the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).


Addaxes are a species of antelope known for their curly horns they’re born with. They’re so rare in fact, that seeing them on the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the few places in the world you can see them outside the Saharan desert.


Julien’s birth, along with many others that have happened at Animal Kingdom just over the past year, is thanks to the AZA Species Survival Plans (SSP) and the incredible animal care teams at Animal Kingdom. We can’t wait to hear more about Juniper and Julien as they continue to grow closer as mother and son. If you want to see some of the new babies from the past several months, hop on Kilimanjaro Safaris to see the ones who have made their debut on the ride!

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