PHOTO - Endangered White Rhino born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

28 days ago in "Kilimanjaro Safaris"

A baby white rhinoceros was born yesterday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom - the 11th white rhino birth at Walt Disney World.

After a 16-month pregnancy, the male calf weighing approximately 150 pounds was born to mom Kendi, who was the first rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom back in 1999. 

According to the park, the calf and mother are doing well under the keepers’ watchful eyes.

The yet-to-be-named rhino is expected to join the “crash” – the term for a group of rhinos – on the theme park’s Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna in the coming weeks.

Kendi was paired with dad Dugan through one of the Species Survival Plans overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the responsible breeding of endangered species.

The animal care team is also caring for two other rhinos expected to give birth in 2021. This is especially significant, as white rhinos – the world’s second largest land animal – are an endangered species with a near-threatened status.

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Article Posted: Oct 26, 2020 / 9:08am ET
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nickys22 days ago

What I especially love is that Mom Kendi was the first white rhino to be born at AK. Things have come full circle .

wdwmagic24 days ago

Movielover26 days ago

"Due to the additional mouth to feed, Disney is announcing another series of front line cast member layoffs to make up the cost says CEO Bob after receiving his weekly bonus"...

jaklgreen26 days ago

What is great is that all 3 of the females are having babies. This is the first one.

DisneyOutsider27 days ago

You joke.. but every so often these baby animal announcement threads take a wild turn.

RichKermitFan27 days ago

Waiting for people on this page to complain about something to do with this.

Walt d27 days ago

This is great..keeping the species alive. I like. Rhinos...

ParkerLoLs28 days ago

So adorable.

Disneyfanman28 days ago

This really made my day!

TJ Vazquez28 days ago

Awesome news!