PHOTOS - Aella the 2-month-old Masai giraffe calf is now on the savanna at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Aug 29, 2018 in "Kilimanjaro Safaris"

Aella the Masai giraffe calf

Aella (pronounced “eye-la”), is the latest new arrival at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The two-month-old Masai giraffe calf was born on June 29, and until now has been spending time with her mom Lily backstage, but can now been seen on Kilimanjaro Safaris.

The Masai giraffe is a vulnerable species found primarily in Kenya and Tanzania. There are believed to be roughly 32,000 Masai giraffes left in the wild, and their population continues to decline because of poaching and habitat loss.

Aella's birth marks a first for her parents – mom Lily and dad George. The pair was 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.

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Article Posted: Aug 29, 2018 / 9:38am ET