Yellow-Backed Duiker Calf Makes Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom has shared that a Yellow-backed duiker has made her debut at the theme park after months of bonding with her mother. Here’s the announcement:

    It’s the season for milestones! As parents prepare their kids for a new school year, a yellow-backed duiker mom at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is getting ready to share a new milestone with her own daughter, too.

    Born in May, Penny has been backstage bonding with her mom Pearl all summer and just made her first appearance on Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail! Penny’s debut means she’s gaining independence and ready for the next milestone in development, just like the many children gearing up for back-to-school season.

    Yellow-backed duikers are naturally shy and reclusive, and moms often hide their young after birth for extra protection. The sweet and tender moments shared between mom and daughter have played an important role in Penny’s big day on Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, presented by OFF! Repellents.

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