On my recent trip to Walt Disney World, I made sure to leave a morning to myself to wander around my favorite park. It was an overcast morning which turned out to be a great time to see some animals out and about. It's been several months since I walked around Animal Kingdom so some of what appears "different" to me may not be so new.
In the Oasis, the Spoonbills were very feisty - several were being extremely protective of the eggs they were nesting. There was a lot of bill snapping going on!
The pastries at Kusafiri were very decorative and tempting!
I don't recall seeing the Paroon Shark-Catfish before. It was hard to get a good photograph.
As I made my way into the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, some of the signage appeared to be refreshed!
I love the aviary here and also in the Maharajah Jungle Trek! The Taveta Golden Weavers were busy flitting about. Their opening to their nests are on the bottom, to help ward off intruders. They build a "shelf" inside so they have a place to rest.
There were lots of meerkats out, don't think I have seen this many in quite some time.
And in the same viewing area, the Gerenuks! Their necks can stretch really far!
Many gorillas were out and about on this morning. I may have seen just about all of them. I actually found myself going back and forth between the two main viewing areas (the first that is enclosed with the floor-ceiling glass and the one over the wobbly bridge).
You can find the baby not too far from the mother.
Realizing I had spent over an hour on the trail, I headed over to Asia.
One of the Siamangs was having a ball swinging back and forth on the high wire.
Anyone up for a trip?
Here is another of the signs that looked refreshed.
The Komodo Dragon was walking around on the rocks - usually I just see the dragon sunning!
Tiger Forest coming up....
The tigers were quite lazy and all but one was sleeping.
The Elds Deer like to hang out in the far left corner of their area. You can find them in the same viewing spot as the Black Buck, Sarus Crane and the Ox.
The Aviary ----
I enjoyed my visit. Be sure to talk and ask questions of the animal keepers that are along the trails. They have lots of information to share. And, in the aviaries, they can usually point out a bird you may have missed.
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