A group of guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom got a little more magic than they bargained for when a pregnant Giraffe unexpectedly went into labor.
Most of the time, animals are ushered back to their private enclosures to give birth, but if labor comes on unexpectedly, it can result in dramatic experiences like this one caught on video.
Giraffe In Labor on Kilimanjaro Safaris - Animal Kingdom youtu.be
Giraffe being born in Disney https://t.co/hfP1AbOo6Y— BL | Mr. Purple (@BL | Mr. Purple)1547480893.0
The Kilimanjaro Safari closed shortly after the birth.
Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom is temporarily closed after a giraffe gave birth to a calf on the sa… https://t.co/NaXaY0fqXX— Ashley Carter (@Ashley Carter)1547502748.0
In an Instagram post from WDW News Today, they wrote:
"We interrupt this regularly scheduled Monday to bring you A LIVE BIRTH AT KILIMANJARO SAFARIS. That's right! A sweet giraffe mama is currently giving birth on the savanna. They tried bringing her backstage, but she just wants to chill tbh."
@UberFacts Awww! Wow! What a TRUE Disney Experience!— Angela H. Evans (@Angela H. Evans)1547697680.0
According to Heavy, a typical giraffe birth can last anywhere from "30 minutes to two hours."
@TravelLeisure These are the kinds of unique experiences I love to have when traveling!— travelwithclem (@travelwithclem)1547686895.0
Fans weren't sure whether or not they wished they were there.
*Me, Emilija and Andy can’t see the safari at Disney world because it’s too cold* 2 days later: A GIRAFFE GIVES BIR… https://t.co/JdRu6F6PVs— mmm. (@mmm.)1547517227.0
@abcactionnews I guess that's worth the outrageous price for admission...😉— Dan the man (@Dan the man)1547572390.0
Interesting day today, while on vacation, this branch of @Empties4Paws while at Disney Animal Kingdom, actually saw… https://t.co/v0rKJ9jRPB— Empties for Paws - Barrhaven and Area (@Empties for Paws - Barrhaven and Area)1547499988.0
Nature is amazing, and cute https://t.co/H7a87Uw4qs— Empties for Paws - Barrhaven and Area (@Empties for Paws - Barrhaven and Area)1547500150.0
@murderedsrt8 @UberFacts I’ve got friends that were on it when it happened and took photos/videos of it. So cool!— Scott Campbell (@Scott Campbell)1547698639.0
NOW AVAILABLE - EPISODE 157 - 38 MINUTES OF EXTREMELY UP-CLOSE GIRAFFE BIRTH AUDIO https://t.co/AdcfbfzAbD— Backside of Magic (@Backside of Magic)1547539563.0
It seems Disney is overflowing with new Giraffes!
ICYMI: Giraffe born yesterday afternoon at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's the third such birth in past 6 months.… https://t.co/1BqhGrtuNq— Dewayne Bevil (@Dewayne Bevil)1547565893.0
The Kilimanjaro Safari has reportedly been closed for the last several days, though it's unclear whether or not this is due to the giraffe birth. Disney hasn't issued any statement announcing when the ride will reopen.
One thing is for sure: there won't be many guests having such an exciting ride for quite a while!
Had an amazing weekend with my girl went to every Disney park in 1 day ,went airboat riding ,seen a Giraffe give bi… https://t.co/W26JqvvaSt— Śoł (@Śoł)1547516945.0