It’s a Girl! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes New Mandrill

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new resident: a baby mandrill! Say hello to Ivy, born on Apr. 10 to first time parents, Hazel and Linus.

Ivy’s name matches her other family members who have quite the colorful lineup: Olive, Scarlett, Snow and Hazel. Want to catch a glimpse of the adorable primate? See the video below?


In case you aren’t familiar with mandrills, they are a West African Baboon with a brightly colored red and blue face. They are actually the largest species of monkeys, even though Ivy entered the world at just one to two pounds.

According to Disney, mom and baby are doing great and can be seen at the Kilimanjaro Safaris within the park. Ivy’s birth marks a fourth generation of mandrills from the same family at the park, as Disney continues to work with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Species Survival Plans.

––Karly Wood

Feature image: Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog



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