Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Zebra Celebrates 1st Birthday

Disney recently shared the exciting news that a baby boy zebra was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Well, on the heels of that celebration, Disney is now celebrating the 1st birthday of a sweet girl zebra named Phoenix who calls Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge home!


As shared via Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Facebook: “Coming off the hooves of a new foal born at Animal Kingdom, check out this fun #KeeperCam where Animal Keeper Jessie and her teammates from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge celebrated Hartmann’s mountain zebra, Phoenix’s, first birthday. Synonymous with her name, Phoenix has been a joy and bright spot for the animal care team as they watch her blossom and continue her training. Phoenix enjoyed her fun ‘cake’ made with carrots, oats and parts of her daily diet.”

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Happy birthday sweet Phoenix! Thanks to the Cast Members for sharing this special celebration with us. Be on the lookout for Phoenix on your next visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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.