Video Shows a Close Up of Animal Kingdom’s Friendliest Residents

If you’ve visited Walt Disney World Resort’s Animal Kingdom or stayed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge before, you’ve probably seen some of the animal residents.

The Walt Disney Company takes animal care very seriously, and the Disney Park recently announced a hefty donation to five different Central Florida conservation organizations. Not to mention the Disney Conservation Fund, which is entirely dedicated to “preserving the magic of nature.”

Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Another way Animal Kingdom shows how the theme park approaches animal care is with the ongoing Nat Geo series, Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The series is narrated by Josh Gad, giving viewers a backstage pass into the Walt Disney Imagineering that has gone into Animal Kingdom’s habitats, EPCOT’s aquariums, and the animal care experts maintaining them.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

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Not only that, but audiences can get to know the residents of Animal Kingdom more intimately than by simply visiting. Learn about Baby Grace, the gorilla troop’s newest addition, the “supermom Masai giraffe” Kenya, Dakari, the “alpha male African Lion,” and more.

Viewers can watch Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Disney+.

magic of disney's animal kingdom disney+

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But suppose you’re not in the mood to watch an entire episode. In that case, the official Nat Geo Youtube channel also posts short videos showing Disney’s animal care experts maintaining the habitats of Kilimanjaro Safaris and the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.

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In this video, viewers get a close-up of some of the prettiest creatures living in the Harambe Wildlife Reserve (which hosts the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction). It’s super neat to see the animal care experts as they feed Animal Kingdom’s friendliest residents!

Which is your favorite animal to spot in Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris?

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.