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Disney Animal Keeper Combines Art and Care to Help Endangered Rhino Species -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2012 – As a rhinoceros keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Chad Harmon tends to some of the toughest, strongest animals on the planet.  He recently channeled that passion into an arts auction that raised approximately $6000 for the endangered animals. For the Horns to Heroes project, Harmon used one …

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Announces 2012 Grant Recipients -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept.18 — The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) released its 2012 annual grants, awarding more than $1.8 million to 75 conservation projects around the globe including $130,000 to Florida based projects. Since its beginnings in 1995 DWCF has donated nearly $4 million benefiting 257 programs from 59 organizations in Florida. This …

Manatee Day at Epcot Helps Educate Guests -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2012 – In ancient days, sailors may have mistaken manatees for mermaids, but many Epcot guests won’t be making that same mistake after visiting The Seas with Nemo and Friends during International Manatee Day on Sept. 7. The one day event is designed to help dispel myths about these …

Vultures Serve as Janitors of the Environment -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 5, 2012— While vultures may not be known as king of the jungle, they do play an important role as janitors of the environment. Through their scavenging habits, these endangered birds help maintain a balance in the eco-system. Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom were able to learn about these often …

Cotton-top Tamarins celebrated at Animal Kingdom -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 3, 2012  – While lions may be known as the king of the jungle, a tiny, one-pound monkey will have top billing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Throughout the month of August, guests will be invited to join in activities centered around the cotton-top tamarin, a critically endangered primate from northern …

Disney Sponsored Turtles Compete in Annual Marathon -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Fans at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will be able to cheer on “Peach” and “Pearl” as the two loggerhead sea turtles return to the Atlantic Ocean to compete in the annual Turtles Migration Marathon. Named after characters from the Disney-Pixar movie Finding Nemo, Peach and Pearl are competing in the “Tour de …

Baby Okapi Welcomed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 27, 2012— “Nafuna”, a 35-pound female baby Okapi, is the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom family. Reported healthy after her first wellness exam, Nafuna, whose name means delivered feet first, was born on June 21st following a 14-month gestation period. Guests will be able to catch a glimpse of …

Disney Named Conservationist of the Year by Wildlife Federation -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 22, 2012 — The Florida Wildlife Federation recently highlighted the efforts of the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) naming it “Corporate Conservationist of the Year” during its annual awards ceremony. “The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund was chosen because of the very generous grants and remarkable efforts to support conservation projects, …

White Rhino Gives Mother’s Day Special Meaning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 9, 2012 – Mother’s Day may be a little more memorable this year for a Disney “mom” that recently gave birth to a white rhino calf at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. After a 16-month gestation period, Kendi delivered her fourth calf Friday, May 4. The healthy male, which has not yet …

Disney Kids and Nature Celebration Inspires Youth Conservation Leaders -

Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger, Disney Channel star Debby Ryan, Hollywood Records recording artists McClain Sisters, and youth conservation leaders attend the Disney Kids and Nature Celebration on April 13, 2012, held at Walt Disney World Resort. Read more about the event on the Disney Parks Blog here.

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