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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Hyenas to the Kilimanjaro Safaris Savanna

Guests visiting Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom can now spot two hyenas on the savanna. The animals were recently introduced to the savanna and are currently on display for brief periods of time while they adjust to their new habitat.

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ Opens in Theaters on April 17, 2015

The sixth theatrical release from Disneynature, Monkey Kingdom, tells the story of new mom Maya, a blonde bobbed monkey in the jungles of South Asia.

The film is set among the ancient ruins in the jungle where Maya welcomes her first son, Kip, into the family. It follows Maya's story as she and her family are forced to relocate when then home at Castle Rock is taken over by neighboring monkeys.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Names 2014 Disney Conservation Heroes

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has recently honored 19 individuals with the Disney Conservation Hero Award for 2014.

Disney Donates $250K To IFAW

Disney, always known for their charitable gifts, has done it again: recently, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to support that fund's efforts to rescue animals in the wake of disasters and to make sure their personnel are equipped to do such work.

The IFAW is known to be among the first to respond for animal rescue when a disaster strikes.

Zebras To Be Finale of Safaris at Animal Kingdom

It may seem hard to believe that zebras haven't been a part of Animal Kingdom's Kilimanjaro Safaris for a few years. But that won't be the case much longer as Disney is slowly reintroducing the white-and-black striped animals to the theme park's savanna where they will be featured in the finale for the safari attraction.

A herd of fifteen zebras have called the backstage, behind-the-scenes areas of AK home since February and have been acclimating to the new surroundings since. The zebras, of the Plains variety, are all female and range in age from five to ten years old.

Animal Kingdom Welcomes New Baby Rhino

Disney's Animal Kingdom family became a little larger this month with the addition of a new baby rhino. Kendi, a 13-year-old white rhino, gave birth to a healthy male calf on May 4.

The new baby, which has yet to be named, is the ninth rhino born at Animal Kingdom; his mother was the first. Guests can catch a glimpse of the newest rhino and his mom when they return to the herd in a few weeks.

According to Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., vice president of Animals, Science and Environment for Disney Parks:

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Talking About Tigers At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

On of the most unique features of Disney's Animal Kingdom is the fact that the animals on display are real. This exceptional theme park not only provides thrill seeking fun, but has a deeper purpose through the Disney Conservation Fund to preserve Walt Disney's legacy of love for the natural world and its resources. Disney's Animal Kingdom takes guest on a worldwide journey, placing them in stunning regional terrains right along side incredible wildlife where they are encouraged to share commitment to wildlife, people and the planet we all rely on.

Caring For Giants Tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom

This Spring at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will get the chance to go backstage for a guided tour into the world of the Disney African Elephants. Animal Kingdom is home to North America's largest herd of African Elephants, and sine 1998 the scientists and dedicated animal experts working for Disney have been passionately committed to the conservation of this vulnerable species.

Fun Facts About Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The 500-acre Animal Kingdom is Walt Disney World's newest and largest Theme Park, it opened on Earth Day in April 1998 and has been entertaining guests ever since. The unique Park concept centers around edutainment about our planet, and the creatures that walk it. Not just a theme park Disney's Animal Kingdom puts focus on scientific research and conservation. The research scientists and animal keepers have made ground-breaking discoveries and substantial contributions to animal welfare and repopulation.

Animal Kingdom Lodge's Wanyama Safari

Walt Disney World Resort looking to add a little something special to their vacation experience have a wide range of special tour options that allow a deeper look behind the magic of the vacation kingdom. I am back from my incredible trip to Animal Kingdom lodge and we loved the Wanyama Safari! If you love animals and you are staying at the lodge this tour is a must.

Tour the Harambe Wildlife Preserve on Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris

If you're only going to ride one attraction when you're visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom we suggest heading straight for the Kilimanjaro Safaris. This attraction is the closest most of us will ever get to a real African safari excursion and there is always something new and exciting to discover as you travel through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.

The First Trailer Is Out For Disney's The Jungle Book 2016

Disney's Motion Pictures machine is on the ball again turning one of its beloved animated classics into a brand new, star studded, live action blockbuster. The latest familiar childhood tale to get a make-over of epic proportions is The Jungle Book, based on Rudyard Kipling's timeless stories and inspired by Disney's classic animated film, about the unique adventures of Mowgli the man-cub.

Animal Kingdom’s Wildlife Tracking Center Renamed the Science Center

What was once known as the Wildlife Tracking Center at Disney's Animal Kingdom has recently been renovated and had a name change. The area is now called the Science Center.

The Science Center is home to the park's Science Operations team.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Welcomes New Baby Gorilla

The Animal Programs team at Disney's Animal Kingdom has proudly announced a new addition to the Western Lowland Gorilla family group! Born on August 7th, 2014 to mother Azizi and silverback dad Gino, the healthy and yet to be named infant has already become and cherished part of his family.

5 Popular Photos to Get at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Today we're pulling some photo tips out of the archive to revisit our series on "must have" pictures. The park of the day is Disney's Animal Kingdom. This is a beautiful park for photography with so much color and texture around it's difficult to take a bad picture. There are a few shots on themes that I seem to come across over and over in the Disney Blog-o-sphere, these popular location capture the essence of the Park.

Head Out on a New Adventure as a Wilderness Explorer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Just like Russell in Disney/Pixar's UP, young guests at the Animal Kingdom can become a Wilderness Explorer.

The Wilderness Explorer experience gives kids - and grown-ups - the opportunity to discover all the natural surroundings of the Animal Kingdom while working toward earning one or more of the more than 30 badges available.