Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Disney Animal Kingdom News: January 11, 2017: New Animals at the park

New Elephant Baby: Disney has recently announced the birth of Stella, a new baby African elephant born to Donna. Donna became pregnant in January 2015. Yes, that's right, 2015. This is Donna's third calf, with the 2 previous babies born in 2005 and 2010. The herd now numbers 10 elephants with three males and seven females. Stella is on exhibit periodically be on the lookout.

photo courtesy of Disney

New Experiences: Disney will be testing some new animal experiences around the park. Disney has an agreement with Natural Encounters, Inc. to provide small animal encounters. Testing will mostly occur off hours but it is possible that some testing will occur during park operating times. Testing areas are said to include Dinoland, Discovery Island and Harambe. Live animal demonstrations could include birds, reptiles and small mammals.

Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday January 12 9 am- 7:30 pm
Friday January 13 9 am-7:30 pm
Saturday January 14 9 am- 7:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  January 15 9 am- 7:30 pm
Monday January 16 9 am- 7:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday January 17 9 am- 7:30 pm
Wednesday January 18 9 am-7:30 pm

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