New Giraffe Calf Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

With only 35,000 Masai giraffes left in the wild, this is especially great news! Lily, one of the Masai giraffes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, recently had a baby boy! This sweet guy is the cutest, and we simply can’t wait to see him exploring the savanna. Check out the exciting details below.

Credit: Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment

As shared by Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Facebook: “Oh boy, we’ve got a tall order of baby news to share. It’s a boy – a Masai giraffe calf at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Born on June 10, the healthy calf is quite large, weighing in at 183 pounds and is nearly six-feet tall! He is playful, curious and pretty calm, spending lots of time nuzzling with mom, Lily, in a backstage barn.”

Credit: Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment
Credit: Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment

Disney Parks also took to social media to share the news:

Visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom soon? Park guests will be able to see Lily and her adorable calf on Kilimanjaro Safaris in the coming weeks when the pair joins the rest of the herd on the savanna.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.