New Baby Mandrill Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Yesterday, a baby mandrill was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to mom Scarlett and dad Winston! The three can be already be seen by guests aboard the Kilimanjaro Safari.

Mandrills are the largest species of monkey and are normally found in African rainforests near the equator.

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The gender and exact birth weight of the new baby is not yet know, as mom and baby are being given time to bond.

Animal Kingdom is working with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Species Survival Plans and animal care experts are excited about the new baby.

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Rebecca Phillips, Animal Operations manager at Animal Kingdom, adds, “There are many reasons why I’m excited to be a Species Survival Plan coordinator for mandrills. I love helping zoos, including our own, and I love the success stories. As a two-time mom and also a surrogate mother, Scarlett is an example of how we’re helping a vulnerable species thrive, and it’s thrilling to watch her family grow.”

Source: Disney Parks Blog


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