New Giraffe Calf Born at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

We are so excited to learn of a new addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World!  There was a new baby giraffe calf born at Kilimanjaro Safaris.  The baby calf is a Masai giraffe, born to Mara, who lives on the savanna at Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Some guests were actually able to see the calf being born when on the attraction on January 14th, 2019.  The new calf and its mother are currently bonding very well and are out on view for guests to see on the attraction.  We don’t know yet if the new giraffe calf is male or female, or what the name will be, but we are sure we will hear more on that soon!


Animal Kingdom is home to a variety of different animals and is part of a breeding program to help preserve endangered and critically endangered species.  This is so important so that we can have these amazing animals around for many years to come.  Disney continues to learn more about these endangered animals so that they can help protect them in the wild, too.

How many of you can’t wait to check out this new giraffe calf?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Animals, Science and Environment Facebook Page

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!