Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for August 27, 2014: Tigers and Meerkats

Sumatran Tiger Now At Maharajah Jungle Trek:  A new tiger named Sohni can now be found roaming the Maharajah Jungle Trek in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  She is a Sumatran Tiger and she sure is gorgeous.

There are literally only hundreds of these tigers left in the wild, so the survival and growth of the species in captivity is critical.  Having such a rare species of tiger at the Animal Kingdom is a great honor and a treat for those of us who care about conservation.  From what we understand, Sohni may be given the opportunity to breed in the future.  Baby tigers at DAK??  What a great idea!

Baby Meerkats at Pangani Forest Exploration Trail:  You want to see something ridiculously cute?  I’m not sure there is anything much cuter than meerkat pups!

Now, if you want to see these littles ones on Pangani you need to be patient.  Meerkats are always on guard for predators, and they are even more alert when pups are involved.  But they will eventually pop their little heads out and even follow an adult to another hole.  And when they do, you can hear the chorus of “awwww” from every guest within the area.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: August 27 9am - 8pm (Extra Magic Hour 8 - 9am)
Thursday: August 28  9am - 6pm
Friday: August 29  9am - 6pm
Saturday: August 30 9am - 8pm
Sunday: August 31 9am - 7pm
Monday: September 1 9am - 6pm (Extra Magic Hour 8 - 9am)
Tuesday: September 2 9am - 5pm

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

Attraction Closures:
Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade - closed permanently
It’s Tough To Be A Bug - Closed until September 28
Wild By Design - discontinued as of September 26
Sunrise Safari - discontinued as of December 28

Have A Wild Time this week!!

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