Tenrec Hedgehog Mom Glitter Toaster Strudel Gives Birth to Eight New Babies at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Brit Tuttle

Tenrec Hedgehog Mom Glitter Toaster Strudel Gives Birth to Eight New Babies at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Lesser Madagascar tenrec hedgehog Glitter Toaster Strudel has added eight new hoglets to her prickle, as she recently gave birth at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Glitter Toaster Strudel Gives Birth to Eight Babies

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Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President of Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment, shared photos of the proud mom and her newborns on Instagram today.

Glitter Toaster Strudel previously gave birth to seven hoglets just last year.

Penning wrote in his caption:

Baby news! Lesser Madagascar hedgehog tenrec mom, Glitter Toaster Strudel, just welcomed eight newborns at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park!

Glitter Toaster Strudel and her new babies are ambassador animals, helping teach guests about the species and how they can help protect wildlife. You can occasionally spot Glitter Toaster Strudel with keepers at Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch!

Did You Know lesser Madagascar hedgehog tenrecs aren’t actually hedgehogs at all? These unique animals are classified differently and are more closely related to moles! Tenrecs’ tails are covered with short spines, and hedgehogs have tails without spines at all.

Check out the original Instagram post below:

Most recently, a baby mandrill monkey was born at the park in August, and named Saffron.

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