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Disney World guests witness giraffe giving birth on Kilimanjaro Safari at Animal Kingdom

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 13:29:37-05

BAY LAKE, Fla. — The circle of life was certainly on display for some lucky Disney World guests exploring the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction at Animal Kingdom on Monday.

Facebook user "Kenny the Pirate" shared a video of the start of the birth that he recorded while riding through the savannah on the safari on Monday.

The safari temporarily closed while the Masai giraffe gave birth, according to multiple reports.


Disney's Animals, Science and Environment Facebook page shared a photo of the proud Mom, Mara, and her calf. They say the two are bonding well after the birth around 2 p.m. on Monday.

It was definitely a right place at the right time kind of situation. Thanks to Kenny for capturing the start of a very cool moment!

If you're headed to Animal Kingdom in the coming weeks, make sure you keep an eye out for the newest addition to the attraction.