Ranger The Rhino Calf Joins The Rest Of The Heard At Kilimanjaro Safaris
Here at MickeyBlog HQ, we love nothing more than baby animal news! Last month, we shared a story about a baby rhino who was adapting well to live at Animal Kingdom and was given the name Ranger. After only a month, Ranger continues to grow and thrive and is even ready to join the herd at Kilimanjaro Safaris!
In the images below, you can see the four-month-old white rhino Ranger who joined his mom Kendi on the savanna! For those lucky enough to be riding in the days and weeks ahead you may even catch sight of Ranger along with the crash (a rhino herd.) So be sure and have those cameras at the ready!
Ranger has already taken to the savanna and can be seen in a few of these pictures with his head high and ears up! Below you can even see him plunging into the mud alongside his mom Kendi before jetting off to take in all of the sights and sounds of the savanna. As Disney Parks Blog tells us, the rambunctious rhino calf made quick friends with aunties Lola and Jao and though Ranger had fun roaming, mom Kendi was always close by to make sure that her little one didn’t get into any unexpected trouble.
And even though Ranger is looking mighty grown up these days there is still plenty of nursing and napping going on as a gentle reminder of his age!
Ranger’s birth was MASSIVE cause for celebration at Animal Kingdom as it was the first birth for the herd in five years! The team has been there to cheer on mom and baby through each new developmental milestone. Speaking of milestone, let’s talk about Rangers weight, this not-so-litle fella has now grown to more than four times his birth weight, coming in at over 600 pounds!
And remember, behind all of these awesome baby stories are an Animal Care team with hundreds of years of experience. Their teamwork and expertise is absolutely crucial to ensuring that new arrivals like Ranger can successfully transition to the savanna. We’ll also leave you with a fun tidbit. Rhino calves and giraffes actually have a chance to spend time bonding backstage!?
Life at Animal Kingdom is nothing if not interesting! To keep tabs on all of the exciting happenings, we recommend that you visit DisneyAnimals.com, check out “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” on Disney+, streaming now, and follow along on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
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