On May 6, the animal care team at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge welcomed a new female Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal to the herd. Now, Disney is sharing pictures of baby Phoenix.
The name Phoenix was chosen by the animal cares team as a symbol of strength and renewal.
This is the second Hartmann’s foal born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge this year.
Phoenix was born as part of the Species Survival Plan program, overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The program ensures responsible breeding and genetic diversity of thousands of animal species. As part of this program, Phoenix is the fourth zebra born at Walt Disney World this year, and 13th overall since Disneybegan participating in the breeding program.