Animal Kingdom Welcomes A Baby Giraffe
Welcome to the world new baby giraffe! What a great way to go into weekend. Today, Disney’s Animal Kingdom announced that now only is Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom premiering today on Disney+ but Walt Disney World is also welcoming a brand new addition!
A baby Masai giraffe was born at Animal Kingdom on September 22nd. Let’s meet her:
This little beauty weighed 156 lbs at the time of her birth. According to Dr. Mark at Animal Kingdom she is doing well, was strong, feisty and is nursing well from mom. She has yet to be named but Disney tells us that she already has a close bond with her mother Mara. As of going to print Disney said that they will keep mom and baby safe backstage until she gets a bit bigger! She is expected to join the herd on the savanna in a few more weeks.
You can find out a bit more about the baby’s family by checking out the first episode of Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom where you are introduced to her grandmother Kenya as she goes through a hoof trimming procedure. Her mom Mara also made headlines in January of 2019 when she gave birth to her first calf Jabari at Harambe Wildlife Reserve on Kilimanjaro Safaris.
The birth is the second pairing for Mara and George as part of the species survival plan which ensures the responsible breeding of endangered animals. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog to track the progress of this new bundle of joy!
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