Yes, I admit, I love Animal Kingdom. Give me a choice of parks to roam on my own and that's where you'll find me. I am fascinated with the wildlife and love to photograph. And then, of course, there is that menu thing we do here at AllEars :) ( If you believe I have mislabeled any of the wildlife in this blog, please let me know!)
A few days ago I spent 2 consecutive mornings at Animal Kingdom. Both days were cool, 50s and 60s. The air was crisp and the park beautifully lit by the sunshine!
I like to stop by the Lemur area in Discovery Island Trails. This section is between the Cotton Top Tamarins and It's Tough to be a Bug. Parts of the view area right behind Doug and Russell's meet and greet area.
It is common to see the Ring-Tailed-Lemurs out (think King Julien from Madagascar) but very unusual to see the Collared Lemurs. In fact, I can probably count on one hand how many times I have seen the collared lemurs.
Always talk to the Cast Members in the viewing areas, even those on clean-up patrol. They can be very informative and helpful! On this day, the Cast Member at the Tamarins told me all the lemurs were out and that they were fed between 11-12 right now.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I found both collared lemurs awake and roaming around.
I decided to walk the park counter-clockwise and headed to DinoLand USA. I'm not sure how long the Abdim Stork exhibit has been there, but I don't recall seeing it before.
Deeper into Asia, the Siamangs were out enjoying the sunshine! They were having a great time in their habitat and also walking the "tight rope" from station to station.
Next up Maharajah Jungle Trek!
The Komodo Dragon was out the 2nd morning I was there.. too chilly the first morning. I believe it needs to be 65 degrees or warmer for the Komodo to be out.
The Saurus Cranes - largest crane in the world.
The Banteng was enjoying the warmth from the sun.
I bypassed the bat house and went into the Aviary.
So many birds were out - walking on the ground, flying above, chirping loudly! Remember to talk with the Cast Members! They will point out where the birds are and share interesting facts!
Pied Imperial Pigeon
White Headed Buffalo Weaver
As I left the Aviary and the Maharajah Jungle Trek I heard music and as I got closer, there was a crowd. The Bhangra DJ Dance Party was in full swing!
It was great fun and all guests, young and old got into the celebration. What a great idea for this part of Animal Kingdom.
On my way out of Asia into Africa I saw Divine. Just LOVE to watch her.
Wandered into Pangani Forest Exploration Trail Aviary!
Golden Weavers - you'll see them fliting about really fast as they build their upside down nests.
Blue Bellied Roller
Great Blue Turaco
I hope you enjoyed walking through Animal Kingdom with me. What is your favorite thing to do in Animal Kingdom?
The previous post in this blog was Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian Walk Around.
The next post in this blog is SeaWorld Orlando Bands, Brew & BBQ.