Disney’s Dr. Mark has just exciting news from Disney’s Animal Kingdom… Two new baby Giraffes have joined the herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
He shared the news on his Instagram account just a little while ago:
It was an exciting morning at Kilimanjaro Safaris as giraffe calves, Maple and Zella, joined our family of Masai giraffes on savanna at @Disney’s Animal Kingdom. ?
Born just a couple of months ago, these two have spent a lot of time bonding backstage with their moms Mara and Willow, but this morning they joined the rest of the tower (family of giraffes) and were greeted by a few friendly neighbors, including zebra, wildebeest and springbok. The two baby besties took their time exploring their surroundings, staying near their moms and aunts, but also running around with the older “kids.”
#DidYouKnow that Maple’s name was chosen because keepers noticed one of the spots on her skin resembles a maple leaf? Also, Zella’s name means “beautiful girl, who knows the path,” in Slavic and African languages.
These calves will start spending more time on the savanna in the coming days, so be on the lookout to see if you can spot them on your next safari adventure!
Chip was lucky enough to see the Giraffes yesterday when he was on the Kilimanjaro Safaris. You can see one of them running around and playing in his video below:
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