The Tree of Life sets an impressionable backdrop for one of the largest animal theme parks in the world. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, guests are treated to up-close encounters with animals, critters and skeletal replicas of prehistoric dinosaurs. Containing over 500-acres of sweeping park-scape and 1,700 animals from 250 different species, this extensive animal park is divided into seven areas: Oasis, Africa, Asia, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Dinoland U.S.A.
At the Oasis area, a misty footpath winds in an out of tropical gardens giving you an intimate peak at the natural world of tree-kangaroos, giant anteaters and Chinese deer. Head over to Asia and come face to face with the Anandapur Royal Forest. Ruins and patches of jasmine and honeysuckle provide the perfect setting for the Komodo Dragon, Malayan Tapir, Rodrigues Fruit and Malayan Flying Bat species. Along the African desert plain catch meerkats and gorillas on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail or take a Kilimanjaro Safari where giraffes, cheetahs, antelope, lions, baboons and crocodiles roam free on the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.