Animal Kingdom Welcomes a New Baby Giraffe
Join us in welcoming a brand new baby boy to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney has just announced the arrival of a new Masai giraffe calf!
This bouncing baby boy came in at an impressive 183 pounds and already stands six feet tall. He hasn’t been named as of yet but Disney’s incredible Animal Care experts describe the giraffe as relaxed.
Hi favorite pastime is hanging out with his mom Lilly. It’s also reported that his spots make the shape of a butterfly on his right shoulder and that he has heart-shaped spots on his cot and a white-tipped mane.
Meet this cute little fella in the video shared by Disney below:
Mom is doing well and Disney tells us that she’s staying close to her baby boy to bond and nurse. The giraffes born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will spend their initial month or two bonding with mom backstage before being introduced to their extended family and theme park visitors!
This birth is also a momentous occasion for the animal care team. This is the third giraffe born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom over the past year. These births are in keeping with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan Programs. These plans ensure responsible breeding of threatened and endangered species.
Giraffes are a vulnerable species facing “silent extinction” in the wild. As Disney tells us, there has been a population decline of 40% over the past 30 years.
Walt Disney World Resort is home to two different types of giraffes. There are the Masai giraffe which live on the park’s Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna. Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Reticulated giraffe, Hybrid giraffe and Masai giraffe can all be seen strolling the grounds.
It won’t be long before we see this adorable new arrival joining the others on the savanna so keep following along with us. We promise to keep you posted. To learn more about giraffes, visit DisneyAnimals.com.
Get a Jumpstart On Your Travel Plans And Get A FREE Disney Gift Card!
Have you heard the news!? Disney vacation packages are currently available through June 2022! Book your 2022 stay with ME through August of 2021 and I’ll throw in a Disney Gift Card!* Plus 1 lucky family will be picked each month to receive a special in-room delivery from Disney Floral & Gifts! Simply fill out my form below to get your FREE, no obligation quote!
With new policies and procedures in place for next year, there’s never been a better time to work with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner who can help you navigate through Disney’s new way of doing things! Just fill out my form HERE to get your FREE, no-obligation quote. Alternatively, feel free to reach out at email@example.com or follow along on Facebook