Disney has just shared the news that in the wee hours of Tuesday, Sept. 22, a baby female Masai giraffe was born backstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Weighing in at 156 pounds, she is healthy, actively nursing and was strong and feisty during her neonatal exam. The new baby giraffe has yet-to-be-named, but she is already showing she has a close bond with her mom Mara. The pair will continue to stay backstage until the baby meets all her developmental milestones. We expect her to join the herd on the savanna in the coming weeks.
This birth marks the second successful pairing of Mara and the calf’s dad George through the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which ensures the responsible breeding of endangered species.
Earlier this year Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrated the birth of another baby giraffe named Jabari!
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