Walt Disney World has announced that a brand new baby Masai giraffe was born last month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. However, that isn’t the only news. This young female giraffe doesn’t have a name yet, and Disney is asking fans to help decide what she should be called.

UPDATE (12/7/2018):

  • Today the Disney Parks Blog revealed the name of the new female Masai giraffe.
  • After asking Disney fans to help select her name, the most popular choices was Amira which means Princess in Swahili.
  • Amira is doing well and getting to know the rest of the heard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


  • The Disney Parks Blog has shared some exciting news, and female Masai giraffe was born last month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • Disney has narrowed down four names for the young calf, and are asking fans to help choose what she should be called. Fans can visit Disney Parks Blog to vote for the name they like best.
  • Disney’s animal care team has narrowed the list of names down to a few options based on Swahili words that translate to English as:
    • Treasure (Dafina)
    • Mountain (Milima)
    • Princess (Amira)
    • Graceful (Naima)

Masai Giraffe

Masai Giraffes at Disney:

  • The young calf is the offspring of parents, Kenya and George, who were paired together through the Species Survival Plan.
  • The Species Survival Plan is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and ensures responsible breeding of threatened and endangered species.
  • The new baby calf is following in the hoofsteps of baby giraffe Aella, who was born four months ago at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and will join her on Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna before the end of this year.
  • The Masai giraffe is a vulnerable species found primarily in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • There are believed to be roughly 32,000 Masai giraffes left in the wild, and their population continues to decline because of poaching and habitat loss.
  • To learn more about giraffes, visit DisneyAnimals.com.
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