Vasha beams with pride July 7, 2004, as she watches her newborn, Kianga, grow accustomed to her surroundings at Disney’a Animal Kingdom

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Vasha beams with pride July 7, 2004, as she watches her newborn,
Kianga, grow accustomed to her surroundings at Disney'a Animal
Kingdom.

NEW ARRIVAL AT DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM — Vasha beams with pride
July 7, 2004, as she watches her newborn, Kianga, grow accustomed
to her surroundings. Kianga is the second African elephant calf to
be born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Walt Disney World Resort’s
animal care team welcomed a 230-pound bundle of joy to Disney’s
Animal Kingdom earlier this week. The female African elephant calf
arrived Tuesday evening (July 6) to join its 18-year-old mother,
Vasha, after 22 months (gestation) in the womb. Kianga is her name,
which means “Sunshine” in Swahili. (Photo: David Roark/Disney)

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