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Amira, the Newest Giraffe Calf, Joins the Herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


A new giraffe was born on October 1 at Animal Kingdom and now we have learned her name - Amira, which means “princess” in Swahili. According to her keepers, Amira appears to be an adventurous young calf and is already standing at more than five-feet tall.

Amira officially took her first steps on the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna recently and has been staying close to her mom, Kenya. Amira’s parents, Kenya and George, were chosen to breed through the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and ensures responsible breeding of threatened and endangered species.

Aella, a five-month-old female giraffe calf was recently born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and made her debut on the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna in late August.


News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog

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