According to the Disney Parks Blog, Animal Kingdom has just welcomed their newest elephant calf to the savanna at Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Stella’s mother is 28-year-old Donna, who gave birth to the park’s seventh elephant. This is the third calf for Donna, who has given birth to two other female calves, Nadira in ’05 and Luna in ’10. Stella becomes the 7th female out of the 10 elephants in the herd which include three males and six other females.
This is exciting for the Disney Animal, Science, and Environment team because their elephant program makes an important contribution to the worldwide conservation and understanding of elephants.
You can now see Stella, Donna, and all of the other wonderful elephants next time you go to Animal Kingdom and ride Kilimanjaro Safaris.