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Another Reason to Visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom

I’ve been out of the blog hop loop for a while, but I’m back in this week! Thanks to our host, Lisa of Babes in Disneyland! This week’s theme is “Celebrations” and I can’t think of a better thing to celebrate than a new baby! Back in August, I wrote about the new edition to the elephant family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Next month, another new baby will make her debut on the savannah. On October 1, a baby okapi calf was born. She’s been spending her days backstage bonding with her mother before she goes out to explore the wider habitat. Okapi are generally shy, silent animals that live alone or in mother-calf pairs, making them extremely hard to find in the wild. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you may just get lucky enough to see one up close! While they look like a member of the zebra family, zoologists...
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Disney’s Friends for Change

Yesterday, Dr. Jane Goodall presented the Walt Disney Company with the Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award for protecting wildlife and nature. It would be so easy for a company like Disney to say “It’s not my job to save the #8221; After all, they’re an entertainment company! They make movies, run theme parks and hotels, and other fluff. It would be easy to leave the hard work of environmentalism and conservation to the hippies. But that wouldn’t be Disney, would it? If Disney does one thing, and does it well, it’s going over the top and exceeding expectations. Animal Kingdom is a great source of edu-entertainment. But it doesn’t end there. The Disney Conservation Fund awards grants to local conservation projects all over the world. This morning I discovered yet another way that Disney uses its influence to help create a better world for us all: Disney’s Friends for...
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It’s a Boy!

The African elephant is on step closer to survival as a species today. A male calf was born on Wednesday, August 24 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. He weighed 311 lbs and is spending his first few days bonding with his mother, Vasha. Image taken by Disney Parks photographer Gene Duncan. Read more about Disney’s Animal Kingdom and its newest arrival on the Disney Parks blog. Pin It
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Tracking Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Projects

Disney is well-known for their conservation efforts inside the Animal Kingdom. With the help of park guests, they also fund conservation projects around the world. You can contribute to the fund in a variety of ways: Add a dollar or more to your purchase of food or souvenirs inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attend An Untamed Lunch at Animal Kingdom Lodge Purchase reusable bags and other specified items at other Walt Disney World parks and resorts, or on the Disney Cruise Line. Disney has teamed up with Google Earth to showcase the efforts of local groups supported by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund: Download the Google Earth browser plugin, then go to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Google Earth map. Search by animal, or just browse around to find out what projects are being done in your own backyard. I plan on leaving this open on the computer for the kids to find...
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