In just over one month, audiences around the world will be re-introduced to one of Walt Disney’s most beloved characters – Dumbo. The visionary director Tim Burton returned to Disney to update “Dumbo” with a photo realistic computer animated version of the famous flying elephant.… Read More »New Dumbo Trailer features more footage of flying elephant
Ever wonder what happened to Dumbo after the circus closed? He grew up and went to work as a spokes-elephant for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). Here’s video of him landing at an airport and making the point that you should think twice before… Read More »Dumbo All Grown Up
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.
Once again Disney’s Animal Kingdom has wowed us with cuteness and impressed us with the power of conservation. A new 311 pound baby elephant joined the park’s African elephant herd on Wednesday. Disney’s team of animal care professionals play an important part in protecting this endangered species and a new calf will help sustain the elephant population.
This is the sixth elephant born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The others are:
- Tufani, a male, born in 2003;
- Kianga, a female, born in 2004;
- Nadirah a female, born in 2005;
- Tsavo, a male, born in 2008; and
- Luna, a female born 2010.
Watching young animals frolic on the savannah is always one of the highlights of Kilimanjaro Safaris. So I predict a lot of rides in my future.
More details, baby elephant facts, and another photo below the jump:
When a Jungle Cruise elephant reaches that stage in its life when a “tune-up” is needed, you can’t just walk them out for some TLC. That’s largely because they’re bolted to the floor, but also unless you’re Lucky the Dinosaur, most AA’s don’t walk. So… Read More »Disneyland Elephant Gets A Lift
While I was cavorting around Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Friday May 20th celebrating the opening of Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, a certain elephant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was celebrating her one year anniversary of being alive. Are you ready for some extreme cuteness?… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Elephant Infant Luna turns One
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Animal Care program is again working in Africa to help control Elephant population in a humane manner. I wrote about this back in 2008 when Dr. Mark Stetter led a team of specialists to provide vasectomies for Wild African Elephants in South… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thins Wild Elephant Herd the Kind Way
The elephant herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom just expanded – by about 288 pounds. That amount represents the weight of the newborn female calf born late last night. Twenty-two-year-old Donna gave birth to the herd’s fifth offspring after gaining more than 400 pounds during a… Read More »Baby Elephant added to herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom