Remember that heartwarming announcement Dr. Mark Penning announced earlier, well we’re excited to share that the big news was the arrival of a baby porcupine, also called a porcupette. Although Walt Disney World Resort is closed temporarily during the Coronavirus crisis, the park’s intrepid animal… Read More »Baby Porcupine born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Monkey Rock, it’s about mid-point on the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction and signals the transition from the African Savannah to Elephant Territory. Often times the trucks drive by without a sighting of the Mandrill family that occupies the enclosure and when you do see them, it’s… Read More »Cute alert! Baby joins family of Mandrills at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently welcomed a new female elephant calf, Stella, to its family. This is the third calf for Donna, a 28-year-old elephant, who has given birth to two other female calves. Stella raises the number of elephants in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom herd… Read More »Cute alert! New baby elephant welcomed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
If you’ve shopped for infant clothing while at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, on board one of the Disney Cruise Line ships, or via the Disney Parks online store in the last year, or know someone who has, you need to check out this product recall… Read More »Disney Parks Onesie Product Recall
My friend John, aka Big Fat Panda on YouTube, was asked by a couple visiting Walt Disney World from their home in Montana to help them with a special moment for their family. Eddie and Sarah Wells are big Disney fans and wanted a special… Read More »Couple travels to Disney World to find out if they are having a boy or girl
In today’s moment of cuteness, Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently welcomed its first ever Masai giraffe calf. Masai and reticulated are the two subspecies of giraffe found on the savannas of Kilimanjaro Safaris. The Masai giraffe is native to the plains of southern Kenya and throughout Tanzania.
This as yet unnamed calf will be out exploring his new savanna home within the next few weeks. But in the meantime the Disney Parks Blog is hosting a poll to name the baby giraffe. The choices are: Baraka, meaning blessing; Knodo, meaning battle; Baridi, meaning frost; Shingo, meaning long neck; Asani, meaning rebellious; and Mosi, meaning first. Frost is my last name, so I kinda like that one.
Giraffe trivia and fun facts below the jump:
To my eye the Okapi looks like a composite of a giraffe, horse, and zebra. Sort of a living mythological creature. But no matter what you call it, a baby animal is almost always cute. The latest baby to hit the trails at Walt Disney… Read More »Okapi Calf Hits the Savannah at Kidani Village
A baby elephant was born last week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. After a voting process, animal care team members have now have decided on a name fitting a healthy male calf. Jabali, which means “strong as a rock” in Swahili, is a great name for an elephant that will grow to well over 10,000 pounds.
Jabali is the sixth baby elephant to be born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Below the jump is a video showing how Disney’s animal care team cared for Jabali’s mom Vasha as she neared her delivery date.