Disney’s Animal Cares team is welcoming a baby mandrill to the family. Olive was born on July 25th and now calls the Kilimanjaro Safaris home. The team just announced Olive is a girl today, after spending weeks of the baby clinging closely to her mom.
The care and feeding of Walt Disney World’s animals is coming to Disney+. “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom”, put together by National Geographic, will focus on the wildlife mostly found at Disney’s second most popular theme park in Florida and Epcot. “We’re so excited that soon, you’ll get a peek behind-the-scenes as the stories of... Continue Reading →
The Disney Conservation Fund has awarded funding to two University of Florida research centers to continue conservation efforts for imperiled butterflies and sea turtles. The programs will receive $350,000 each, bringing the total of Disney’s support for UF conservation programs to nearly $5.2 million since 1995. “Saving some of the world’s most iconic species alongside... Continue Reading →
On May 6, the animal care team at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge welcomed a new female Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal to the herd. Now, Disney is sharing pictures of baby Phoenix. The name Phoenix was chosen by the animal cares team as a symbol of strength and renewal. This is the second Hartmann’s foal born... Continue Reading →
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating a first for the park: the birth of a babirusa piglet. The Disney animal care team has chosen to name her Kirana, which translates to “sunbeam” in Indonesian. Over the last 15 years, Disney animal care experts partnered with reproductive biologists and the SSP to “crack the code” on breeding... Continue Reading →
Disney's Animal Kingdom is sharing a recent celebration of one of its gorillas, Grace. Due to the park closure, the team was able to throw her a special princess-themed birthday party for her first birthday. The team created a cardboard princess carriage attached to plastic horses by paper chains for Grace and her family to... Continue Reading →
Walt Disney World Parts and Resorts may be closed, but that doesn't mean everything is forgotten. Cast members at Animal Kingdom Lodge remain working during the coronavirus pandemic to take care of the animals on site. Walt Disney World President Josh D'Amaro recently took a trip to the resort to see what's being done. He... Continue Reading →
Disney recently shared news about a Hartmann Mountain Zebra foal being born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, now they’ve named the foal and she has debuted at the park despite closures. The zebra’s name is Asha, which means “hope” in Sanskrit, and “life” in Swahili, and it was chosen by Walt Disney World Cast Members, who... Continue Reading →
Animal Kingdom Lodgers commence! Disney is sharing photos of two baby animals recently born at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The animal care team welcomes a Hartmann’s mountain zebra and a sitatunga (antelope) calf. Be sure to keep an eye out for them on the savanna.
Animal Kingdom is celebrating two new animal births at the park: a Hartmann's Zebra foal & Angolan Black-andWhite Colubus monkey. On Jan. 21, a yet-to-be-named Hartmann’s zebra foal was born to mom Prima under the care of the West Savanna team. This moment marks a milestone for the park as it is the first time this vulnerable zebra species... Continue Reading →