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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Baby Boy Rhino Finally Gets a Name!

The sweet baby boy Rhino was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this past Fall. No name was revealed at the time, but today – Disney has officially released it! Check out the details below as shared by DisneyParksBlog:

  

Ever since we announced his arrival at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park this past October, guests keep asking about our baby boy rhino and want to know when they can see him and his mom Kendi, since many of them followed Kendi’s pregnancy story on the Disney+ original series “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” produced by National Geographic.

We also get a lot of questions about if he has a name. Today, I am thrilled to share a video our keeper team put together of our rhino calf achieving some of his important first milestones. Be sure to pay close attention to the ending – our baby boy will actually reveal his name.

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So, there you have it! Straight from the rhino’s snout. 

Our keeper team wanted to make sure our baby boy had a name with special significance – they wanted his name to honor the wildlife rangers who protect rhinos around the world. Rhinos are the world’s second largest land animal and among the most endangered animals in the wild due to poaching. 

Ranger’s name is just another way we join the Disney Conservation Fund in efforts to support rhino conservation. Did you know they have given more than 75 grants and awards to rhino protection projects? Most recently, they gave a rhino ranger, Sgt. Mutinda Ndivo with the Big Life Foundation, a Disney Conservation Hero award for his work to protect rhinos and other wildlife in more than 1.6 million acres of wilderness in East Africa, You can visit @DisneyConservation on Facebook or Instagram to learn more about these efforts.

We love the name! We can’t wait to see you on the savanna Ranger!

Source: DisneyParksBlog

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.