Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for October 2, 2013; Elephants and Springboks

Springboks Coming to the Animal Kingdom Lodge:  It seems the Animal Kingdom Lodge is about to get a few new members of its four-legged family, as it appears the Animal Care Team is in the process of acclimating Springboks to the savanna.

Disney has yet to confirm this information, and we are not sure if this is, in fact, the same herd from the Kilimanjaro Safari moving over.  However guests at the Lodge were told to expect to see Springboks on their Sunrise Safari.  We’ll keep you posted...

96 Elephants and What We Can Do To Help:  On Episode 10 of Radio Harambe, we mentioned an effort called “96 Elephants” being undertaken by the Wildlife Conservation Society to help stop the senseless slaughter of our precious wild elephant population.  So here is the website to read about it and what you can do to help.

Elephant poaching is a tragic and very real issue, and one we can certainly effect positively.  It is also an issue inexorably linked with Disney’s Animal Kingdom, if perhaps a bit less so now than a few years ago.  The main conservation message brought home to guests was the idea of stopping the poaching of elephants, and I hope we can continue that spirit even in the post-Little Red era.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: October 2 9am - 5pm
Thursday: October 3  9am -5pm
Friday: October 4  9am - 6pm
Saturday: October 5  9am - 6pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Sunday: October 6  9am - 7pm
Monday: October 7  9am - 5pm (Extra Magic Hour 8-9am)
Tuesday: October 8  9am - 6pm

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

Attraction Closures:
Bradley Fall snack cart is closed - no reopening date announced

Have A Wild Time this week!!

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