ORLANDO, Fla. — Mylo, a four-month-old white rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, was introduced to his one-year-old half-brother Ranger Thursday.
Mylo and ranger are two of three white rhino calves born at the theme park since October of 2020.
Mylo was introduced to the herd on the savanna at Kilimanjaro Safaris.
It was the first time Mylo and Ranger were able to interact with each other on the reserve.
“Guests aboard Kilimanjaro Safaris now have a chance to see little Mylo wallowing in the mud and exploring his new environment,” Disney Parks Director of Animal and Science Operations Scott Terrell said. “It’s our hope seeing a rhino in person inspires our guests to connect with these magnificent creatures and sparks a lifelong respect and passion for nature that extends beyond our theme park and into action and conservation for the species.”
Ranger, Mylo, and the newest addition to the herd, a “spunky” female named Logan, were all born as part of the Species Survival Plan organized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The three successful births are a key milestone for the conservation effort.
“All three rhinos allow us to learn more about this near-threatened species, and share our learnings with other institutions to aid in the expansion of the population in managed care,” Terrell said.
Like Mylo, Logan - whose name is a combination of mom Lola and dad Dugan’s names- will spend several months bonding with the mother backstage before she’s also introduced to the herd in the coming months.
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