Baby Mandrill Monkey Joins Disney’s Animal Kingdom Family

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Over the weekend, Disney’s Animal Kingdom family got an adorable new addition! A baby mandrill monkey was born at the animal-centric theme park this weekend.

Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President of Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team, shared a touching Instagram post about the new Animal Kingdom baby today on his official account (@drmarkatdisney).

Dr. Mark shared with his followers:

Today, I’m overjoyed to share a sweet surprise with you all. This weekend, we welcomed a baby mandrill monkey at @Disney’s Animal Kingdom! When the Animal Care team at Animal Kingdom arrived at work yesterday, they found mom, Scarlett, had just delivered this adorable little one. Both are doing well and quickly bonding.
I couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up #AnimalCareAppreciation Week than to see their work in action to help bring this baby into the world.
Stay tuned to the @DisneyParksBlog for more details about this bundle of joy!

The tiny monkey isn’t the only new addition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom lately. A baby porcupette and a baby zebra have both also joined the DAK family this year.

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The ITM team loves hearing happy news like this from the Disney Parks team and we look forward to learning more about the new baby mandrill monkey, including the infant’s name! Disney’s baby animal name stories never disappoint.

The team at Animal Kingdom is committed to caring for vulnerable species while following a species survival plan that includes responsible breeding and providing high-quality habitats, including the mandrill habitat.

Know Before You Go

If you have plans to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom soon, make sure you follow all of the Walt Disney World theme park’s new requirements, including wearing a mandatory face mask and practicing social distancing procedures.

All four Walt Disney World Resort parks are now open to the public, as long as you have a qualifying reservation via the brand new Disney Park Pass system.

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