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[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Have Green Lodging Designation Renewed for Three More Years

All Disney-owned and operated resorts in Florida recently had their Green Lodging designation renewed for three more years by the Florida Department of Environmental Prtotection.
This designation recognizes hotels that help protect the state’s natural resources through reducing waste, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, and raising conservation awareness.
The Walt Disney World Resort conserves resources through the use of recycled paper and recycling room key cards and switching to energy efficient lighting. The resorts also distributed unused prepared food through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, feeding more …

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Animal Kingdom’s Latest Baby Elephant Gets Name

Last week, excitement abounded at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when the park announced the birth of a baby elephant.  This week, we’re learning the brand new name of the male calf.
The baby elephant has been christened Jabali, which means “strong as a rock” in Swahili.  The name is fitting, as the calf, born August 24, will eventually weigh in at over 10,000 pounds!  (The newborn elephant weighed 311 pounds at birth.)  He is doing well, according to Disney officials, and is spending time bonding with his mother, twenty-five year old Vasha, …

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[25 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund” Awards $1.5 Million in Grants to Florida-Based Programs

Disney recently announced 10 Florida-based projects that will be the recipients of the 2010 “Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund” awards to protect vulnerable wildlife and ecosystems. Awarding $1.5 million in grants will enable Florida non-profit groups to continue their research and protection efforts for more than 45 species, including sea turtles. Over the past 10 years the “Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund” has provided more than $15 million in grants for the study of wildlife, protection of habitats, community conservation, and education.
“As part of Disney’s longstanding commitment to the environment, the …

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[23 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
It’s a Girl! Baby Elephant Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.

A bouncing 288-pound baby girl has been born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, after a 22-month gestation period the new elephant was born late Friday night & has yet to be given a name. Her Mother, Donna, also gave birth to another female named Nadirah back in 2005. After the new birth this weekend Disney boasts a population of thirteen elephants in their park, including five males and eight females.
Accourding to Jackie Ogden, Vice President of Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives: “Donna became pregnant through artificial insemination in …