Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new baby white rhino and he’s a precocious, fun loving calf. A few days ago we learned how he got his name – Ranger and who it honors. Today we get the first photos of the now Four-month-old Ranger out… Read More »Cute Rhino Baby alert! Ranger hits the Savanna for the first time
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
Just in time for Mother’s Day, a 13-year-old white rhino named Kendi is a proud mom after giving birth to her fourth calf Friday, May 4 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The yet unnamed newborn male represents the third generation of the line, which began with Kendi, the first white rhino born at the theme park.
“The birth of a white rhino calf is certainly something to celebrate since the population of this species is endangered in the wild,” said Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., vice president of Animals, Science and Environment for Disney Parks. “It’s encouraging that with protection and careful management, the global population of white rhinos continues to grow.”
The calf and mother doing well and are currently off the savannah bonding at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests will be able to see them when they return to the herd in the coming weeks.
In 2006, Disney’s Animal Kingdom made a promise to the future by sending two white rhinos to Uganda to help re-establish a white rhino population that had been extinct in the region since 1982. That promise continued to pay off today with the birth of… Read More »Disney’s Conservation Efforts in Uganda Payoff with 2nd Rhino Birth
The stork has brought another healthy baby white rhino to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The park welcomed the female calf to the family last week on Sunday, Jan. 17. Kendi, an 11-year-old white rhino, gave birth to her third baby after the 16-month gestation period. The… Read More »Animal Kingdom Welcomes Endangered White Rhino to Growing Herd
Via the AmericaBlog we get the story that the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary have named the baby born in June after President Obama since, like the president, he shares Kenyan and American roots. As I wrote about in July, the baby Rhino also has Disney roots… Read More »Ugandan Baby Rhino with Disney Roots Named After President Obama
Update: The baby now has a name – Obama. You remember those two white rhinos sent to Uganda from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Well now the first white rhino born in 27 years has come from one of those animals. Congratulations to Disney’s Animal Program and… Read More »Cute Alert: Baby White Rhino with Disney Roots
Next to his own most intimate self-concerns, man is most fascinated by creatures of the animal kingdom. — Walt Disney In 2006, two white rhinos, both born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, became the first-ever to repatriate from the United States to Africa. The two white… Read More »Repatriating White Rhinos – 10 Years of Caring: Disney’s Animal Kingdom