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World Rhino Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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On World Rhino Day, Sept. 22, 2020, Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., announced three rhinos in the Walt Disney World Resort theme park’s herd are pregnant. Kendi, pictured, the first rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1999, is expected to deliver a calf in October. Two other rhinos are expected to give birth in late 2021. All three rhinos were chosen to breed through Species Survival Plans, which are overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the responsible breeding of endangered species. (Disney) On World Rhino Day, Sept. 22, 2020, Disney’s Animal Kingdom announced the pregnancies of three rhinos at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., including Lola (left) and Jao (center). The first calf is expected to arrive in October, followed by the other two in late 2021. All three expectant rhinos were chosen to breed through Species Survival Plans, which are overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the responsible breeding of endangered species. (Disney) Dr. Natalie Mylniczenko, a veterinarian at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, performs an ultrasound Sept. 21, 2020, on Kendi, one of three pregnant rhinoceros at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. All three rhinos were chosen to breed through Species Survival Plans, which are overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the responsible breeding of endangered species. Disney announced the pregnancies on World Rhino Day, Sept. 22, 2020. (Disney) Dr. Natalie Mylniczenko, a veterinarian at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, performs an ultrasound Sept. 21, 2020, on Kendi, one of three pregnant rhinoceros at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. All three rhinos were chosen to breed through Species Survival Plans, which are overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the responsible breeding of endangered species. Disney announced the pregnancies on World Rhino Day, Sept. 22, 2020. (Disney) Dr. Natalie Mylniczenko, (right) a veterinarian at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, performs an ultrasound Sept. 21, 2020, on Kendi, one of three pregnant rhinoceros at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. All three rhinos were chosen to breed through Species Survival Plans, which are overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the responsible breeding of endangered species. Disney announced the pregnancies on World Rhino Day, Sept. 22, 2020. (Disney)