Kilimanjaro Safaris Closes After Giraffe Gives Birth
Disney welcomed the newest member of the Animal Kingdom family this afternoon! A baby Masai giraffe was born this afternoon around 2 pm on the Kilimanjaro Safari Savanna. Visitors were on the attraction during the start of the mother Mara’s labor and were able to get a look at mom and baby before the attraction was closed to the public to offer the baby a peaceful welcome to Walt Disney World.
Check out the official post from Disney’s Animal, Science and Environment:
We’re thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Animal Kingdom Family! Mom, Mara, gave birth to a Masai giraffe calf…
Posted by Disney's Animals, Science and Environment on Monday, January 14, 2019
This is the second time Disney’s Animal Kingdom has welcomed a baby giraffe to the park over the past year. As we reported back in October, a female Masai giraffe calf was born. Disney asked for help naming the new arrival and announced in December that the name chosen was Amira. This means “Princess” in Swahili.
Please join MickeyBlog in giving a warm welcome to baby! This is a story we’ll be monitoring closely so keep following along for the latest news and updates.
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