Disney Welcomes Its Newest Masai Giraffe to the Animal Kingdom

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Another Masai giraffe was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Tuesday, Oct. 20!

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The giraffe family at Disney continues to grow with the birth of another Masai giraffe to mom Willow on October 20. The calf was quick to stand and start nursing, and weighed in at 160 pounds and just over six feet tall. 🦒 . This baby is the second giraffe born backstage at @Disney’s Animal Kingdom in less than a month, so it’s keeping our team on their toes! . After this new calf enjoys bonding time with mom, she will join the herd on the savanna – usually in a few weeks. For now, the calf is nursing and staying close to mom. . #DidYouKnow a newborn giraffe can stand and walk within the first hour of life, enabling the infant to protect itself from predators. You can learn all about how Disney cares for giraffe and more than 300 other species at @WaltDisneyWorld by tuning into “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” by @NatGeo on @disneyplus. . . . . #DisneyMagicofNature #DisneyPlus #MoDAK #DisneyAnimals #Disney #Animal #Animals #Giraffe #BabyAnimals

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We got all of the inside scoop from Dr. Mark Penning (@drmarkatdisney), Vice President: Animals, Science and Environment-

“The giraffe family at Disney continues to grow with the birth of another Masai giraffe to mom Willow on October 20. The calf was quick to stand and start nursing, and weighed in at 160 pounds and just over six feet tall. This baby is the second giraffe born backstage at @Disney’s Animal Kingdom in less than a month, so it’s keeping our team on their toes! After this new calf enjoys bonding time with mom, she will join the herd on the savanna – usually in a few weeks. For now, the calf is nursing and staying close to mom.”

We also learned that a newborn giraffe can stand and walk within the first hour of life, enabling the infant to protect itself from predators. Be sure to watch The Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom by National Geographic on Disney Plus for more information about all of the species at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Are you excited to see this cute new calf on the savanna in a couple of weeks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!

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Source: Dr. Mark Penning (@drmarkatdisney).


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