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Gorilla births make Animal Kingdom more than just a theme park

Gorilla births make Animal Kingdom more than just a theme park

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a great place to visit and enjoy on your family but we also forget that these are living animals and Disney's Animal Kingdom is their home.  They eat, sleep, fight and procreate right before our eyes.

Disney has made a wonderful effort in taking endangered species and boosting their numbers by giving them an environment to thrive in.  Disney's Animal Kingdom has already seen four western lowland gorillas have their birth in the popular theme park, and recently the fifth western lowland gorilla began his life under the care of Disney castmembers. 

This marked the second gorilla birth in one month. The endangered western lowland baby male gorilla was born Sept. 3 to mother Kashata and father Gino, joining another male gorilla born on Aug. 7.

“It’s exciting to see a strong, nurturing family of this endangered species flourishing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” said Jay Therien, Animal Operations Manager for Disney’s Animal Programs, in a release. “As our bouncing baby boy bonds with Kashata, we’re thrilled with his health and development.”

You can see the new gorilla family additions the wooded sanctuary of the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail at Disney Animal Kingdom.


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