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World Rhino Day Celebrated with Art Auction

Each year on September 22, World Rhino Day is celebrated as a chance to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos in the wild and the rise of rhinoceros poaching.

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 Baby Okapi

The okapi population at Disney's Animal Kingdom just got a little bigger with the addition of a new calf late last month. The newest okapi, a female named Nafuna, was born June 21.

Here are some fun stats about Nafuna's birth:

  • Her name is African and means "delivered feet first."
  • Nafuna weighed 35 pounds at birth.
  • The proud parents are first-time mom Zawadi and father Akili.

Nighttime Safaris at Animal Kingdom Coming in the Future?

Back in February, we brought you news about changes to the Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It now looks like Disney could be planning on adding a nighttime safari to the lineup sometime in the next few years.

More Savannah Space Planned For Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom is slated to get some enhancements and updates this spring to give guests even more opportunities to spy the park's wildlife, especially zebra.

Changes expected to be made are the removal of the Audio Animatronics "Little Red" elephant which is found near the end of the safari. This will make way for additional savannah area as well as a new watering hole.

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Best Spots to Enjoy Breakfast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And nowhere is this truer than at Disney's Animal Kingdom. For several reasons, including the unrelenting Animal Kingdom heat and the park's terrain, I always eat a good breakfast before touring this park. And there are a few good places to fuel up when you're at the Animal Kingdom.

Touring Tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom

We've updated our previous tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom bringing you more expert advice on this Park than ever. By far is one of the most unique theme parks that Disney offers, Disney's Animal Kingdom themed entirely around animal conservation, it showcases the love and dedication that Walt Disney himself had to conservation of our natural world.

Creature Comforts Starbucks Opens in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Starbucks has finally opened its doors at Disney's Animal Kingdom, giving the coffee giant a presence now in all four of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and at Disney Springs. Now guests will be able to get their fix of premium coffee, lattes, and those scrumptious Frappuccinos no matter where they are during their Disney vacation.

Can’t-Miss Attractions and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a theme park that you grow to love. It's always hot, sometimes hard to navigate, and if you don't give it a chance you might not appreciate it for what it is: an absolutely gorgeous theme park. There are quite a few incredible, must-do attractions (and more) at the Animal Kingdom and it's time to show them some well-deserved love.

The Broadsides of Harambe Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom

One of the reasons the Disney Parks keep fans returning year after year is the attention to detail they give to the storytelling throughout all of the lands. From architecture and attractions to landscaping and set dressings this attention is what allows millions to suspend belief and journey to a land far away from central Florida. One of my favorite areas for this is the Harambe Village in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates ‘Rhino Day’ on November 12

If you're looking to learn more about the mighty and majestic rhinoceros, stop by Disney's Animal Kingdom today, November 12, as the park celebrates Rhino Day.

My Favorite Disney's Animal Kingdom Parade Spot

We polled our Facebook Fans to find our where their favorite spot to watch the Parade in Animal Kingdom was, and though there were a few responses there's an overwhelming number of people who just don't make a special stop to watch this parade. With that in mind, I'm going to share with you my favorite spot to watch this parade and why I think it's worthwhile!

Three Fantastic African Safaris at Walt Disney World Resort

Kilimanjaro Safaris, located at Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of the parks most popular regular attractions. A favorite for guests of all ages, it takes on a trip through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. You can board a rugged open-sided safari vehicle that will transport you on a unique expedition snaking through a wildlife preserve where with a little Disney magic the animals seemingly roam free. You'll be treated to up close views of cheetah, giraffe, zebras, lions, rhinos and elephants just to name a few.