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Animal Kingdom Birth Anouncement!

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by JPVonDrake, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. JPVonDrake

    JPVonDrake Well-Known Member

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    Didn't see this mentioned, so just a little Disney News bite...

    The 3rd Elephant born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park was just born on Monday, December 19th, at 12:24 am. The little tyke (a name has not be chosen yet) is female, and weighted 233 pounds at birth. Labor took 16 minutes. The mother is Donna (21 years old) and the the father is Jackson (who was on a breeding loan from the Pittsburgh Zoo and has since returned.) Both calf and mother are doing well according to the Animal Programs veterinarians.

    The new baby is half sister to Kianga, the second baby elephant born at the park in July 2004. (Jackson is father to both.) Tufani, a male born in May 2003, was the first baby elephant born at the park.

    :sohappy:
  2. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    Thats great news.
  3. Nemo14

    Nemo14 Well-Known Member

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    Great news! :sohappy:

    *anxiously waiting for pics!!!!*
  4. xfkirsten

    xfkirsten New Member

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    Congratulations to mamma and all the DAK keepers! :sohappy:
  5. Epcot82Guy

    Epcot82Guy Active Member

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    Great news. Glad to hear the program is still being successful.
  6. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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  7. JPVonDrake

    JPVonDrake Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, while the birth information is officially anounced, the picture I saw is copyrighted Disney, and therefore I cannot post it. (but she is a cute one! :animwink: )
  8. Nemo14

    Nemo14 Well-Known Member

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    YAH!!! I love new babies! Can't wait to see it in Feb!
  10. Cinderella Fan

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    That is amazing news! I hope both the baby and the mama are doing well. Can't wait to see them both!:sohappy:
  11. GoofyMom2

    GoofyMom2 New Member

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    Thanks for the great report!

    Too, cute.........congrats Mama and DAK staff!
  12. marlaymike

    marlaymike New Member

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    great news!!
  13. Connor002

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    Break out the cigars, boys!
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    Uponastar Well-Known Member

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    Oh my gosh! She is so cute! I can't wait to see her close up!
  15. Connor002

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    I wonder what the name will be...

    [do not say "Dumbo!"]
  16. CaptainMichael

    CaptainMichael Well-Known Member

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    Coolness...but remember it's not a zoo....
  17. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    Im going to guess Zanta.
  18. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    Jackson. He was a male elephant on breeding loan from the Pittsburgh Zoo. He was also the father of Kianga.
  19. CaptainMichael

    CaptainMichael Well-Known Member

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    I changed my post after I read that part:lol:
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    Loads up Hapa Duniani and celebrates! Nah ta zu!

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