kilimanjaro safaris

Disney Animal Kingdom White Rhino calf’s name is a special honor

Encountering a whine rhino family on the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is always one of the highlights of the day. The large lumbering animals are still somehow graceful and definitely powerful.  Unlike the black rhinos earlier in the safari, sometimes the white… Read More »Disney Animal Kingdom White Rhino calf’s name is a special honor

Cute alert! Baby joins family of Mandrills 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 Welcomes Its First Ever Masai Giraffe Birth

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.

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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:

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