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Circle of life: Disney's Animal Kingdom welcomes giraffe calf

Baby giraffe born on Kilimanjaro Safari Savanna

ORLANDO, Fla. – Animal Kingdom guests were in for a treat today if they were on the Kilimanjaro Safari ride while a giraffe was giving birth. 

Just after noon today, the WDW News Today Twitter account, @WDWNT, announced the giraffe was in labor. 

 

 

A few hours later, the newest animal born at Animal Kingdom, Masai, had arrived. 

"We’re thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Animal Kingdom Family! Mom, Mara, gave birth to a Masai giraffe calf today around 2 p.m. on the Kilimanjaro Safari Savanna. Mom and calf are bonding well and we hope to share more details soon!" a post on a Disney Facebook page reads. 

We’re thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Animal Kingdom Family! Mom, Mara, gave birth to a Masai giraffe calf...

Posted by Disney's Animals, Science and Environment on Monday, January 14, 2019

If you're heading to Animal Kingdom anytime soon, be on the lookout for little Masai in the Kilimanjari Safari Savanna. 


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