New Baby Addax Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Animal Kingdom Lodge welcomes new baby Addax

This week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, guests were treated to a heartwarming spectacle – the birth of a baby addax. And we are happy to announce-it’s a girl! Lavender, the proud mom, surprised everyone by delivering her precious calf a bit earlier than expected. Fortunately, the little one is healthy, and mother and daughter are already forming a close bond as they roam the savanna together. The joy radiating from the keepers and delighted guests was palpable.

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Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to over 30 species of African wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu, and flamingos. Guests can use the Wildlife Field Guide provided in their room to identify each species, with extras available at the Front Desk. Plus, guests can deepen their understanding of African animals and ecosystems through engaging programs led by Animal Specialists.

Accommodations available at Animal Kingdom Lodge include:

  • Rooms and Suites (sleep up to 4 adults)
  • Rooms and Suites with Club-Level Service (sleep up to 8 adults)
  • Deluxe Studios (sleep up to 4 adults)
  • Deluxe Studios with Club-Level Service (sleep up to 4 adults)
  • 1-, 2- and 3-Bedroom Villas (sleep up to 12 adults)
  • Villas with Club-Level Service (sleeps up to 5 adults)
New Baby Addax Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Villas come equipped with a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, separate bedrooms for privacy, and even a washer and dryer. Studios and Deluxe Studios feature kitchenettes and comfortable sleeping arrangements.

To cool off after a long day at the parks, guests can escape to the 11,000-square-foot Uzima Pool area, where they will find an exhilarating waterslide and a gently sloping, zero-depth entry point reminiscent of a natural watering hole. Surrounded by majestic canopy trees and swaying Floridian palms, Uzima Pool offers a children’s wading pool and two relaxing whirlpool spas.

For even more aquatic adventures, guests can head over to Samawati Springs Pool. This oasis boasts a thrilling waterslide, two inviting whirlpool spas, and Uwanja Camp – a water playground inspired by an animal observation site, complete with squirting Venus flytraps, a rope bridge, water cannons, and more. Here guests will find Samawati Springs Pool just a short stroll away at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.

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