Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for March 27: Zebra's Leave Kilimanjaro Safari

The Zebras Have Left The Building:  According to a report by WDW News Today, the herd of zebras at Kilimanjaro Safari have been permanently removed from the attraction and will be replaced by Addax, a critically endangered specie of antelope.

image from the Addax and Oryx Foundation
As we have reported in the past, these zebras were having a difficult time settling in their surroundings, something not uncommon for zebras in captivity.  We are currently trying our best to get an official word from Disney on what will happen next for those particular zebras but we are not holding our breath.  Check back with us here for additional info on these guys and the new Addax coming to the Safari attractions. 

If you are a big fan of zebras, and why wouldn't you be, head over to Kidani Village where you will find a fantastic herd of zebras.

Merchandise Event Announced for Anniversary: The Disney Parks Blog reported this week about some merchandise that will be offered at DAK during the Anniversary/Earth Day weekend of April 19-22.  We can expect to see “artists and vendors such as Just Plumerias, Elemental Nursery, Photographer Carlos Cuba, Silver Designer, Tim “Bushman #1” Adebule and ACME Archives artist, William Silvers.”  We will keep you posted as more information if released.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: Mar 27 8am - 9pm (Extra Magic Hour 7-8am)
Thursday: Mar 28 8am - 8pm
Friday: Mar 29 8am - 8pm
Saturday: Mar 30 8am - 8pm (Extra Magic Hour 7-8am)
Sunday: Mar 31 8am - 8pm
Monday: April 1 8am - 9pm
Tuesday: April 2 8am - 9pm

Check Out Kenny the Pirate for this week’s Entertainment Schedule!

Attraction Closures:
No closures to report

Have A Wild Time this week!!

by Dave McBride
Twitter: davemcb1897

1 comment:

  1. I'm saddened to read this Mike. It makes every photo and memory I have of zebras on the Kilimanjaro Safari all the more precious... Please keep us posted!