Go behind the scenes and learn about the lives of the animals and their care at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
Two Male Lions Gazing
Disney is many things. It is one of the largest mass media Hollywood movie companies in the world, and it operates some of the largest and most popular theme parks in the world. Disney has the largest theme park in the world, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and now Disney is about to release a TV series on the animals of its giant zoological theme park.
Disney’s theme parks are magical for many reasons, and there are Disney’s theme parks in select locations all around the world worth visiting. Orlando is the most popular destination in the eastern half of the United States for theme parks. The best theme parks in Orlando are generally considered to be Disney’s and Universal’s theme parks.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is The Most Visited Zoo In The World
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is located near Orlando and has been operating since 1998. It is dedicated to the natural environment and animal conservation.
- Size: 580 Acres (Largest Theme Park In The World)
What sets Disney’s Animal Kingdom apart from the other theme parks of Walt Disney is that it has hundreds of species of live animals (as well as plenty of traditional theme park attractions).
- Visitors: Around 14 Million Annually
With some 13.9 million guests in 2019, Disney’s Animal Kingdom was the third most visited theme park in North America and one of the top ten in the world. It is also the most visited zoo in the world. Among Disney’s theme parks, it is second in the number of visitors only to Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
The main icon of the theme park is a massive 145-foot tall, 50-foot wide artificial baobab tree called the Tree of Life.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Is Dedicated To Conservation & The Welfare Of The Animals
The park has been specially designed to protect the welfare of the animals. Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums – meaning they have met or exceeded the standards in education, conservation, and research. To learn about their conservation efforts and their veterinary care for their animals, visit their Conservation Station at the park.
Some of the exotic animals at the park include lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, western lowland gorillas, and more. The park offers Africa-style safaris where visitors can see exotic African animals roaming around and Indian-style jungle treks where visitors can discover tigers as well as Komodo dragons, water buffalo, gibbons, and much more.
Hopefully, visitors leave with a better understanding of the natural world and a new-found determination to protect and conserve it before it’s too late.
If one is planning to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, then enjoy staying in a lodge overlooking an African-like savanna filled with iconic African animals.
Go Behind The Scenes With The New “Magic Of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” Series
A new 10-episode season called ‘Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom‘ is about to be released on Disney+. It is a part of Disney’s 100th-anniversary celebration that kicks off this New Year’s Eve. The series is going to focus on the care of the animals at Animal Kingdom (as well as at other locations like The Seas pavilion at EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Tri-Circle-D Ranch). Together these animals are home to over 5,000 animals.
The series was filmed over a period of 5 months and includes many intimate stories and happenings of the animals. Learn how the animals are beings too as one sees things like baby flamingos hatching, Galapagos tortoises getting a birthday park (not that they understood it was their birthday), and a manatee called Lil Joe getting his tooth pulled (animals need dentists too).
- Released: From January 1, 2023
- Disney+: From January 4th
In the series, people will learn about Disney’s dedication to conservation and the environment. See how they attempt to reduce their environmental footprint, their efforts to create experiences that inspire action, and care for wildlife and their vulnerable habitats.
Tune in on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD on January 1, 2023, for the premiere of the first two episodes. After that, new episodes are to be released on Fridays every week starting from January 6. All the episodes will also be available on Disney+ from January 4th.
After watching this new Disney series take the time to watch the legendary David Attenborough’s BBC Planet Earth II and Dynasties for an intimate look into the lives, drama, and struggles of animals in the natural world.