/ Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

By:  Kathy and Sean

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (DAK) is many, many things.  But remember—it’s nahtazu! (“Not a zoo!”)   Covering 500 acres, with seven themed areas, and home to more than 1,700 animals across 250 species, the park reflects Disney’s dedication to animal care and conservation.  Sure, DAK has thrills and attractions, and will soon have an Avatar-themed land, but when was the last time you slowed down to stop, look, and learn about the animals?

Here are a few of our favorites!

 

Follow the tree-covered path of the Maharajah Jungle Trek, and you might see Tigger smile for the camera.

Follow the tree-covered path of the Maharajah Jungle Trek, and you might see Tigger smile for the camera.

In the heart of Africa, Timon stands guard while the rest of his group forages for food.

In the heart of Africa, Timon stands guard while the rest of his group forages for food.

On the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail ®, Kerchak strikes a defiant pose.   What do you suppose he’s thinking?

On the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail ®, Kerchak strikes a defiant pose.
What do you suppose he’s thinking?

  

In the DAK aviary, we found a pink flamingo that would be perfect for a croquet match between Alice and the Queen of Hearts.

In the DAK aviary, we found a pink flamingo that would be perfect for a croquet match between Alice and the Queen of Hearts.

Simba wishes everyone Hakuna Matata! as they pass by in their open-air vehicle on Kilimanjaro Safaris®.

Simba wishes everyone Hakuna Matata! as they pass by in their open-air vehicle on Kilimanjaro Safaris®.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for Magic is Kathy @ Two Roads Photo[K1]  and Sean @ Shamrock Photo[K2] .  Kathy is a librarian, walker of many miles, and Paper Bag Princess, who dreams of having coffee with Belle at the castle and co-administering a fantasy book discussion group.  Sean is a fire fighter, pilot, and closet superhero, who would like to join the pack with Tigger to use his bouncy and fun powers to make people smile.

    

 

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