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Animal Kingdom Celebrates Mother’s Day with an Adorable New Arrival

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Animal Kingdom is celebrating Mother’s Day early this year!

One of the many things that make Walt Disney World Resort exceptional is the animal conservation work being done at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This incredible Park, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary, is the home of approximately 2000 animals of 200 different species. Guests are able to get up close and personal with such an incredible assortment of wildlife and learn about them in a way they may not usually do.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom reminds us all about the magic that exists in the nature of our gorgeous planet. That magic was in full effect this week with the arrival of an adorable baby Park resident.

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Animal Kingdom Welcomes a Perfect Piglet

Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort is something out of a Disney movie this year.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently welcomed its newest addition to the Park with the birth of a baby red river hog. Daisy, a longtime resident of Animal Kingdom, is the proud mother of her adorable new son, who has yet to be named. The pair are currently residing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, where they will remain behind the scenes until they are ready for their Park debut.

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The red river hog is a species of wild pig native to Africa, known for its striking rust-colored coat and distinctive white stripes. These pigs are not commonly seen in zoos, making the birth of this baby even more special.

Conservation is Essential for Our Planet

The animal care team at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has been keeping a watchful eye over the family, ensuring the baby is healthy and thriving. This new addition to the Disney Park was born in April. He has been adjusting well, and will soon be ready to join the rest of his family.

animal kingdom baby pig

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Red river hogs are typically found in the grasslands, forests, and shrublands of sub-Saharan Africa. However, their habitat is rapidly shrinking, leading to their vulnerable status in the wild. Places like Animal Kingdom are crucial in protecting the species and educating the public about their conservation efforts.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.