Guests Spot Flock of Wild Animals Roaming Walt Disney World Resort

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Wild animals at Disney bring a touch of nature’s magnificence to the magical world of Disney. From the majestic lions at Disney Animal Kingdom Park to the playful horses in Magic Kingdom, the animals at Walt Disney World Resort are a sight to behold. Guests of all ages are captivated by the beauty and wonder of these creatures, making it a memorable experience for everyone. The harmonious coexistence of these animals within the themed environments of Disney parks creates a unique and educational opportunity for visitors to learn about wildlife conservation and the importance of preserving natural habitats.

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Things Get Wild at Walt Disney World

The planned animal encounters at Disney provide a chance for guests to engage with wildlife up close and personal, fostering a deeper appreciation for the diverse species that share our planet. However, not all animal encounters at Disney are intentional. Due to its location in Central Florida, Walt Disney World Resort deals with its fair share of unwanted animal guests. Just a few months ago, fans were shocked and disturbed to hear news that a wild bear was found on Disney Park property. Now, a new wild animal, albiet a much less dangerous one, has made Walt Disney World Resort its home.

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Recently, visitors to the Walt Disney World Resort are being frequently delighted by the sight of large turkeys roaming the property. These magnificent birds, with their impressive size and striking plumage, add an element of natural wonder to the magical surroundings of the resort. As guests stroll through the grounds, they may come across these majestic creatures known for their distinctive gobbling calls and graceful movements.

Thanksgiving Year Round

While turkeys are mostly thought of as animals for consumption, the truth is that these boards are actually native to many parts of Americam including Florida. While these animals are not particularly dangerous, it is best to not bother them and give them space like you would to any other animal.

The presence of these impressive wild turkeys exemplifies the harmonious coexistence of wildlife and Disney’s enchanting world, offering guests a unique glimpse into the beauty of nature within the confines of the resort. The turkeys serve as a reminder of the rich biodiversity that thrives in the tranquil areas of the resort, enhancing the overall experience for visitors as they encounter these fascinating wild animals during their stay.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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