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Kilimanjaro Safari just got a little busier and a lot cuter with the addition of three Masai giraffe calves to its sweeping plains. Mara, Milo, and Lincoln were born earlier this year and are now mature enough to follow their mothers out on the savanna.… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomes trio of giraffe calves to public eye
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Cute alert! The Walt Disney World Resort recently welcomed two male calves to the giraffe herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Bolo and Bruehler are the 13th and 14th giraffes to be born at DAK since the park opened in 1998. Disney has only provide photos of Bolo for some reason.
Weighing 153 pounds, Bolo was born Oct. 12 to second-time mother Big Girl, who first birthed a female calf in November 2005. On Oct. 5, the Disney’s Animal Programs team helped to deliver 166-pound calf Bruehler from third-time mother Aibuni.
Both calves and mothers appear to be doing well according to veterinarians and animal care managers. As newborns, both male calves stand nearly six feet tall and could grow to be as tall as 15 – 18 feet as adults. The young males, who began nursing successfully soon after birth, are already feisty and very active.
“The next important milestone is for the calves to continue the bonding process with their mothers who will teach them important lessons and guide them as they are introduced to the herd in the coming weeks,” said Matt Hohne, Animal Operations Director at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Fun Facts about Giraffes and another cute photo below the cut:
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