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Walt Disney World Announces Birth of Rare Baby Addax at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Walt Disney World Announces Birth of Rare Baby Addax at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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One of guests’ favorite things about staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge are the animals that roam the savanna outside, and this week Walt Disney World has announced the birth of a new baby Addax to the herd that roams the resort.


The Details

The newest member of the Addax herd is a two-month old named Julian, born on March 25th to mom Juniper.

The critically endangered addax is a species of antelope known for their curly horns that calves are actually born with.

Walt Disney World Announces Birth of Rare Baby Addax at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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These animals face possible extinction with less than 100 left in the wild and just over 180 in managed care across all organizations accredited by the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Walt Disney World is one of just 21 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited institutions who have addax in their care, so this birth is extra-special to the survival of its species.

In fact, this species of antelope is so rare, one of the few places in the entire world where they can be spotted outside of the Saharan desert in Africa is at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Soon, mom and baby will be out on the savanna, and if you’d like to visit the herd, be sure to head over to Sunset Savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Following AZA Species Survival Plans (SSP), several animal births have occurred in recent years. Julian marks the third baby Addax born in the last few years at Walt Disney World, with calves in 2023, and 2022.

Walt Disney World Announces Birth of Rare Baby Addax at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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