Giraffe Calves Join Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Two baby giraffes recently born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are now grown enough to join the rest of the Masai giraffes on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Dr. Mark Penning shared photos of the giraffe calves, Maple and Zella, prancing in the savanna.


The calves are named Maple and Zella.


We learned of one of the baby giraffes being born to mother Mara back in September. We learned about the second baby in October, when an aardvark was also born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Keep an eye out the next time you ride Kilimanajaro Safaris and you might see Maple and Zella.

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9 months ago

Love the giraffes!!!
That’s my favorite attraction at AK!!!