Thursday, October 08, 2020

Animal news from Disney's Animal Kingdom

Have you watched the new series on Disney+ “Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom”? It's my new favorite.  The new National Geographic show takes viewers behind the scenes of Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Seas with Nemo and Friends at Epcot. Best of all, it's narrated by Disney-fan favorite Josh Gad.  The series debuted on Friday, Sept. 25, and a new episode is released each Friday.

In other news, if you missed it...

A female Masai giraffe was born Sept. 22, 2020, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The yet-to-be-named calf weighed 156 pounds at birth and is expected to join the herd on the theme park’s savanna in the coming months. (Photo credit: Disney)

And, on World Rhino Day, Sept. 22, 2020, Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., announced three rhinos in the Walt Disney World Resort theme park’s herd are pregnant. Kendi, pictured, the first rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1999, is expected to deliver a calf in October. Two other rhinos are expected to give birth in late 2021. All three rhinos were chosen to breed through Species Survival Plans, which are overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the responsible breeding of endangered species. (Photo credit: Disney)

Be sure to follow Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Facebook page (@DisneyASE) for more information and news.