Gorgeous Sumatran Tiger Makes Animal Kingdom Debut!

Tiger Animal Kingdom
Credit: Dr. Mark Penning

Each of Walt Disney World’s four theme parks has its very own theme. The Magic Kingdom brings Guests into a world of fantasy, and Hollywood Studios brings Guests back into the age of the silver screen, as well as modern adventures. EPCOT lets Guests travel the world and taste delicious meals various countries have to offer, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom shows Guests the importance of conservation and how to live in harmony with the animals that inhabit our planet.

Caring For Giants Animal Kingdom

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Guests who visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom have a number of ways that they can get up close and personal with some of the most incredible animals nature has to offer. They can head over to Kilimanjaro Safaris as a way to see a ton of animals — like elephants, okapis, zebras, lions, and more — in one go.

The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail allows Guests to see Silverback gorillas interacting with each other and their families (keep an eye out for babies). And the Maharajah Jungle Trek lets Guests get close to water buffalo, gibbons, a Komodo dragon, and now, a stunning new tiger.

Maharajah Jungle Trek

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The new Sumatran tiger, named Conrad, was introduced by Dr. Mark Penning — Vice President of Disney’s Animal, Science, and Environment.

Introducing … Conrad, the “paw-some” new addition to Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park!

? Conrad came to us through a @Zoos_Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan (SSP) recommendation, which helps sustain healthy populations in managed care, including critically endangered Sumatran tigers like Conrad.

Pounce on the opportunity to see this cool cat right “meow” on Maharajah Jungle Trek! ??

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Here’s more about the Maharajah Jungle Trek, Conrad’s new home:

Cross towering footbridges, roam around jungle bends, behold cascading waterfalls and stand in the shadow of a palace frozen in time. Hop into a chirping aviary where over 50 species of birds soar free.

In addition to the graceful Asian tigers, you may encounter:

  • Gibbons
  • Elds deer
  • Blackbuck
  • Komodo dragon
  • Malayan flying fox
  • Water buffalo
  • Over 50 species of birds

Legend has it that the Anandapur Royal Forest was once the hunting ground of wealthy maharajahs; today it’s a lush tropical paradise you can explore on a self-guided tour.

Beware—it’s a jungle out there!

Maharajah Jungle Trek

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Hours for the Maharajah Trek vary, so, if you would like to visit Conrad and the other residents of the trek, check your My Disney Experience app.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!