New Giraffe Calf at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Needs A Name

New Giraffe Calf at Disney's Animal Kingdom Needs A Name

Disney’s Animal Kingdom needs your help! In October an adorable female Masai giraffe calf was born but there’s one problem… she doesn’t have a name yet!

The proud parents, Kenya and George, were paired together as a part of the Species Survival Plan by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The team at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums oversees the responsible breeding of endangered or threatened species.

This new calf will be joining the rest of the giraffe family, including 4-month-old baby giraffe Aella, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and will be spotted in the Savanna portion of the Kilomanjaro Safari before the end of the year. We can’t wait to see this soon-to-be named giraffe calf up and about in the habitat.

See the potential name list for the not-yet-named giraffe calf in the video below!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Cast Members are asking for Disney guests and fans to help them chose a name for the calf. The choices are:

  • Dafina (Treasure)
  • Milima (Mountain)
  • Amira (Princess)
  • Naima (Graceful)

These lovely names are based off words in Swahili, much like the other animals who are named at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They all sound so great, I wonder which one will win!

You can cast your vote HERE.

Disney is all for helping with animal conservation and these births are very exciting results towards this effort. Masai giraffes are considered a vulnerable species due to high poaching and habitat loss. They can primarily be found in Tanzania and Kenya. It is speculated that there are approximately 32,000 Masai giraffes in the wild.

Disney plans to share the results of the name choice relatively soon so be sure to cast your vote before it’s too late. You can do so by visiting this link, CLICK HERE, and clicking on the image with your name choice.

Congratulations to Kenya and George, and the entire cast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, on the birth of this beautiful baby girl!

Photo Credit: Disney


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Kaitlyn