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Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park List of Species on Exhibit 6-12-15

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  1. geomorph

    geomorph Well-Known Member

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    This is an attempt to list every species on exhibit at Disney's Animal Kingdom during my visits on 6-12-15 and 6-16-15. I am arranging the list by the current visitor map and its named zones. I am including species for which there is a sign on each exhibit or laminated identification card available at several of the exhibits, or species identified by the “cast members” stationed at many of the exhibits; in the case of the field exhibits seen only from the Kilimanjaro Safaris ride, I am listing the species in each exhibit that were announced by the driver or observed by me on 3 trips on the ride. This is not intended to be a full account of the collection. Also, species on exhibit are sometimes moved, so some that were there one day may have disappeared from public view the next. This list may be of more interest to those already familiar with the park since I am not arranging the species by animal type. I will list each zone in a separate entry in the thread for clarity.

    OASIS: (13 Exhibits)
    This zone is the entrance area of the park and its layout is basically two paths that run its length, a right-side path and a left-side path. Waterways are featured throughout with unsigned fish species visible in many of them, including Longnose Gar.

    First waterfowl yard:
    African Spoonbill
    Black Swan
    Roseate Spoonbill

    Bird perch on left-hand side of left-side path:
    Empty (due to nearby construction noise)

    Yard on left-hand side of left-side path:
    Empty (due to nearby construction noise, yard normally contains Giant Anteater)

    Waterway pond on right-hand side of left-side path:
    There is no sign for this exhibit but it appears that some waterfowl from the adjacent following exhibit can cross into it, as well as unsigned turtles that include:
    Peninsula Cooter
    Red-eared Slider

    Waterway yard adjacent to pond and between right-side and left-side paths:
    Australian Wood Duck (unsigned)
    Longnose Gar
    Northern Pintail Duck
    Plumed Whistling Duck (unsigned)
    Swamp Wallaby

    Central waterfowl yard with waterfall:
    Black-necked Swan
    Chiloe Wigeon
    Rosybill Pochard

    Bird perch on right side of central waterfowl yard:
    Scarlet Macaw

    Bird perch on left side of central waterfowl yard:
    Military Macaw

    First yard on left-hand side of right-side path:
    Indian Spotbilled Duck
    Patagonian Cavy

    Second yard on left-hand side of right-side path:
    Reeve's Muntjac

    Third yard on left-hand side of right-side path:
    Rhinoceros Iguana

    First yard on right-hand side of right-side path:
    Duck (unspecified, unsigned)

    Second yard on right-hand side of right-side path:
    Babirusa
     
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    DISCOVERY ISLAND: (12 Exhibits)
    This central island of the park has a path that circles its perimeter; these exhibits are listed as they are encountered from the entry bridge in a clockwise direction. In the center of the island is the Tree of Life, an enormous man-made tree, which forms the backdrop of many of the exhibits.

    Two connected small islands yard near Tree of Life show queue:
    Collared Lemur
    Ring-tailed Lemur

    Large yard in front of the Tree of Life:
    Empty (due to path construction, normally contains Red Kangaroo and unspecified cranes)

    Bird perch in front of the Tree of Life:
    Empty (I think this is used for a flock of free-flight macaws of six species that are trained to fly around the island at select times, so I am not counting this as an exhibit)

    Small lagoon yard:
    Empty (due to path construction, normally contains Lesser Flamingo and Lappet-faced Vulture)

    Yard with pond and underwater viewing cave:
    Asian Small-clawed Otter
    Tambaqui

    Pond:
    Paroon Shark-catfish

    Netted enclosure:
    Cotton-top Tamarin

    First large yard that slopes down to Discovery River:
    Saddle-billed Stork

    Second large yard that slopes down to Discovery River:
    Painted Stork

    Small yard:
    African Crested Porcupine

    Bird perch surrounded by path:
    Blue & Yellow Macaw

    Yard viewed from path as well as Tree of Life show queue:
    Giant Galapagos Tortoise

    Bird perch near entrance to Tree of Life show queue:
    Empty
     
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    DINOLAND U.S.A.: (2 Exhibits)

    Yard with rocky pond:
    American Crocodile

    Yard:
    Abdim's Stork
    Asian Brown Tortoise
     
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    ASIA: (11 Exhibits)

    Small aviary viewed in the queue for Kali River Rapids ride:
    Red-billed Blue Magpie

    Island exhibit with towers connected with ropes:
    Siamang

    Island exhibit next to Kali River Rapids:
    White-cheeked Gibbon

    Maharajah Jungle Trek:
    The rest of the Asia zone's exhibits are along this looping path and listed as they are encountered from the entrance to the exit:

    Yard:
    Komodo Dragon

    Yard:
    Bar-headed Goose
    White-naped Crane

    Pedestal terrarium in bat viewing room:
    Tree Monitor (unspecified species)

    Rocky yard with overhead net:
    Giant Flying Fox
    Rodrigues Fruit Bat

    Large tiger yard:
    Sumatran Tiger or Hybrid Tiger (rotating)

    Small tiger yard:
    Sumatran Tiger or Hybrid Tiger (rotating)

    Large Yard:
    This yard no longer contains Javan Banteng but will have Water Buffalo soon in addition to the current inhabitants:
    Bar-headed Goose
    Blackbuck
    Eld's Deer
    Indian Peafowl
    Ruddy Shelduck
    Sarus Crane

    Walk-through aviary:
    The laminated identification cards and posted signs are due to be updated soon, so some of these species may no longer be present, especially since the signs are nearly identical to when I noted them five years ago! Currently they are:
    Azure-winged Magpie
    Bartlett's Bleeding Heart Dove
    Black-collared Starling
    Black-naped Fruit Dove (unsigned)
    Blue Whistling Thrush
    Blue-winged Leafbird
    Chestnut-breasted Malcoha
    Coleto Mynah
    Collared Kingfisher
    Copper-throated Sunbird
    Crested Jay
    Crested Wood Partridge
    Fairy Bluebird
    Falcated Teal
    Forktail
    Golden Pheasant
    Golden-backed Woodpecker
    Golden-crested Mynah
    Great Argus Pheasant
    Green Jungle Fowl
    Green-winged Dove
    Hooded Pitta
    Indian Blue Roller
    Indian Pygmy Goose
    Jambu Fruit Dove
    Lesser Green Broadbill
    Long-tailed Broadbill
    Mandarin
    Masked Plover
    Metallic Starling
    Nicobar Pigeon
    Oriental White-eye
    Pied Imperial Pigeon
    Plum-headed Parakeet
    Purple Sunbird
    Red Avadavat
    Red-faced Liocichla
    Red-throated Barbet
    Red-winged Laughing Thrush
    Rufuous-bellied Niltava
    Silver-eared Mesia
    Spotted Whistling Duck (unsigned)
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon
    White-cheeked Bulbul
    White-headed Nuns
    White-rumped Shama Thrush
    Yellow-throated Laughing Thrush
    Yellow-vented Bulbul

    Flights of Wonder:
    This is NOT a permanent exhibit, but I did note the species I saw during my 2 viewings of the Flights of Wonder bird show, which features free-flight performers as well as a token mammal; the species and order in the shows were mostly the same, with some variations:
    African Grey Parrot
    Bald Eagle (tethered)
    Barn Owl
    Blue and Gold Macaw
    Crowned Crane (unspecified species)
    Domestic Chicken
    Domestic Rat
    Dove (unspecified species)
    Galah
    Great Horned Owl (tethered)
    Green-winged Macaw
    Hadada Ibis
    Harris' Hawk
    Helmeted Guineafowl
    Hyacinth Macaw
    King Vulture
    Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    Milky Eagle Owl
    Parrot (unspecified species)
    Pied Crow
    Scarlet Macaw
    Spectacled Owl (tethered)
    Toco Toucan
    Trumpeter Hornbill
    White-necked Raven
     
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    RAFIKI'S PLANET WATCH: (53 Exhibits)

    Habitat Habit!:
    These four adjacent small wire enclosures contain 1 species in each:
    Emperor Tamarin
    Geoffroy's Marmoset
    Cotton-top Tamarin
    Golden Lion Tamarin

    Affection Section:
    I did not note all the breeds in this domestic hoofstock petting area. According to a park leaflet, there may also be Kunekune Pig and Alpaca that I did not see.
    Main yard: Domestic Goat, Domestic Sheep
    Side yard: Pineywoods Cow
    Side yard: Domestic Goat
    Side yard: Miniature Donkey

    Conservation Station:
    The rest of this zone's exhibits are located in this building. The number of exhibits is very difficult to determine since most of them are terrariums that can be moved within three rooms viewed behind large windows, and some of the terrariums are unsigned and located further back from the viewing areas so they may be for breeding groups or duplicate members of species or empty.

    Two small room exhibits viewed behind glass from outside of building:
    Each of these contains one species:
    Gopher Tortoise
    Komodo Dragon

    Small presentation stage in center of building:
    This is NOT a permanent exhibit, but I did note the species I saw during a keeper presentation:
    Red-tailed Hawk (tethered)

    Song of The Rainforest:
    This corner of the building's interior has 7 permanent wall terrariums of various sizes; each contains 1 species except the one for cockroaches:
    Arizona Blond Tarantula
    Brown Baboon Tarantula
    Caiman Lizard
    Death's Head Cockroach and Falsehead Cockroach (unsigned, not sure if this one was properly identified by “cast member”)
    Green Tree Python
    Malaysian Jungle Nymph
    Mexican Red Rump Tarantula

    Amphibians room filled with terrariums:
    This room has about 15 terrariums inside, 5 of which are located close to the viewing windows. I could see 12 of them had signs, each containing 1 species:
    Axolotl
    Blue Poison Dart Frog
    Colorado River Toad
    Emperor Newt
    European Fire Salamander
    Golden Poison Dart Frog
    Greater Siren
    Green-and-black Poison Dart Frog
    Puerto Rican Crested Toad
    Solomon Islands Leaf Frog
    Surinam Toad
    Two-toed Amphluma

    Two permanent wall terrariums between Amphibians room and Reptiles room:
    Each contains 1 species:
    Black Tree Monitor
    Prehensile-tailed Skink

    Reptiles room filled with terrariums:
    This room has about 8 terrariums inside, 4 of which are located close to the viewing windows. I could see 7 of them had signs, each containing 1 species:
    Annam Leaf Turtle
    Blue-tongued Skink
    Chinese Box Turtle
    Desert Rosy Boa
    Egyptian Tortoise
    Inland Bearded Dragon
    Puerto Rican Boa

    Permanent wall terrarium between Reptiles room and Invertebrates room:
    Puerto Rican Boa

    Invertebrates room filled with terrariums:
    This room has about 16 terrariums inside, 9 of which are located close to the viewing windows. I could see 14 of them has signs, each containing 1 species:
    Blue Death-feigner Beetle
    Brazilian Salmon Tarantula
    Common Emperor Scorpion
    Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
    Flamboyant Flower Beetles
    Fungus Beetles
    Giant Desert Centipede
    Giant Stick Insect
    Indian Ornamental Tarantula
    Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
    Malaysian Dead-leaf Mantis
    Mexican Fireleg Tarantula
    Suntiger Tarantula
    Tailless Whip Scorpion
     
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    AFRICA: (36 Exhibits)
    This zone has two major exhibit complexes; the first is a walking trail (Pangani Forest Exploration Trail) and the second is a ride (Kilimanjaro Safaris).

    Pangani Forest Exploration Trail:
    The 17 exhibits along this looping trail are listed as they are encountered in a clockwise direction:

    Netted enclosure:
    Angolan Black and White Colobus Monkey

    Yard:
    Okapi
    Yellow-backed Duiker

    Research Station terrariums:
    This building has 8 pedestal terrariums, each containing 1 species:
    African Bullfrog
    Dung Beetle
    Four-striped Grass Mouse
    Kenyan Sand Boa
    Madagascar Hedgehog Tenrec
    Ornate Spiny-tailed Lizard
    Pancake Tortoise
    Spider Tortoise

    Research Station tunnel system:
    Naked Mole Rat

    Walk-through Aviary:
    African Jacana
    Amethyst Starling
    Bearded Barbet
    Black-cheeked Lovebird
    Black Crake
    Blue-bellied Roller
    Blue-breasted Kingfisher
    Bronze Mannikin (according to recent Disney Parks blog entry)
    Bruce's Green Pigeon
    Cut-throat Finch (according to recent Disney Parks blog entry)
    Emerald Spotted Wood Dove
    Great Blue Turaco
    Green Wood Hoopoe
    Hammerkop
    Lake Victoria Rock Cichlid (with underwater viewing window)
    Lavender Waxbill (according to recent Disney Parks blog entry)
    Magpie Shrike
    Marbled Teal
    Olive Pigeon
    Paradise Whydah (according to recent Disney Parks blog entry)
    Pintail Whydah (according to recent Disney Parks blog entry)
    Purple Glossy Starling
    Pygmy Goose
    Raquet-tailed Roller
    Snowy-headed Robin Chat
    Superb Starling
    Tambourine Dove
    Taveta Golden Weaver
    White-headed Buffalo Weaver

    Aquatic yard with underwater viewing windows:
    Hippopotamus

    Small yard in foreground:
    Slender-tailed Meerkat

    Large yard in background:
    Grevy's Zebra

    Large yard:
    Western Lowland Gorilla (family group)

    Large yard:
    Western Lowland Gorilla (bachelor group)

    Kilimanjaro Safaris:
    The 19 exhibits are listed as they are encountered along the route of this guided tour ride in a large vehicle; since it is difficult to determine the extent and containment of many of the exhibits, this is my best educated guess. Each vehicle has graphic identification panels mounted on the open-air truck's canopy above riders' heads, but they do not specify what will be seen in each exhibit. Therefore, the species contained in each are identified only by the drivers' announcements and my own observations on my 3 rides during my visit:

    Yard surrounded by ride queue before boarding ride:
    African Sacred Ibis (unsigned)
    Crowned Crane (unspecified species)

    First drive-through field exhibit:
    In the past I have heard this exhibit referred to as the Little Ituri Forest, it contains:
    Eastern Bongo
    Greater Kudu

    Separate yard viewed from the first drive-through field exhibit on right side:
    These inhabitants can be rotated into the adjoining exhibit on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail that contains the same species:
    Okapi
    Yellow-backed Duiker

    Separate yard viewed from the first drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    Black Rhinoceros

    Second separate yard viewed from the first drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    Black Rhinoceros

    Large pond yard on right side of vehicle after leaving first drive-through exhibit:
    These inhabitants can be rotated into the nearby exhibit on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail that contains the same species:
    Hippopotamus

    Large pond yard on left side of vehicle:
    Hippopotamus
    Pink-backed Pelican

    Smaller pond yard crossed by vehicle bridge:
    Nile Crocodile

    Second drive-through field exhibit:
    In the past I have heard this exhibit referred to as Serengeti Savanna, it contains:
    Ankole Cattle
    Giraffe (unspecified)
    Patterson's Eland
    Sable Antelope
    Springbok
    White-bearded Wildebeest

    Separate yard viewed from second drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    I am NOT yet including this under-construction exhibit located soon after the road descends down to the savanna. The drivers did not mention it, but there are rumors on several websites (including Zoochat member MJMcB's) that it will contain Spotted Hyena, a species the park has off-exhibit currently.

    Rocky separate yard viewed from from the second drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    The drivers called this exhibit Monkey Point and it contains:
    Mandrill

    Separate yard viewed from second drive-through field exhibit on right side:
    African Elephant (bull often contained here)

    Distant field yard seen for a few seconds after crossing rickety bridge:
    I am NOT counting this as an exhibit, and it was certainly never pointed out by the drivers, but keen eyes can catch a glimpse of a far yard that can contain hoofstock. I did not spot any inhabitants this time, but during my last visit over 5 years ago I saw Grant's Zebra.

    Separate large yard viewed from second drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    African Elephant (main herd contained here)

    Separate pond and island yard viewed from second drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    Greater Flamingo

    Third drive-through field exhibit:
    Bontebok
    Grant's Zebra
    Ostrich
    Southern White Rhinoceros

    First separate yard viewed from third drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    Cheetah

    Second separate yard viewed from third drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    Cheetah

    Third separate yard viewed from third drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    African Lion

    Fourth separate yard viewed from third drive-through field exhibit on left side:
    Warthog

    Fourth drive-through field exhibit:
    This is the exhibit that was added a few years ago to replace the “thrilling” chase of the poachers and captured baby elephant; this themed backstory has been scuttled for a more earnest presentation. The new exhibit contains:
    Addax
    Yellow-billed Stork
     
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    The last time I visited Animal Kingdom (two or three years back), this exhibit was home to the unusual pairing of Red Kangaroo and Cinereous Vulture, and I believe that may have still been the species combination present before the construction emptied the exhibit.

    Thanks so much for doing this, geomorph. I hope to make a return trip in the next year or two, and I may attempt to undertake the same project...


    For any hoofstock fans, the best collection of African ungulates can probably be seen (for free!) at the Animal Kingdom lodge. Species found only at the lodge (in one or more of the four or five separate exhibits) include roan antelope, nyala, somali wild ass, and red river hog (the exhibits also include many of the species found in the Kilimanjaro Safaris). The last two times I've visited Animal Kingdom, I took Disney transportation to the Lodge after I completed my day at AK, and it makes a great way to finish the day (the Lodge also has some of the best restaurants on WDW property, including one (Sanaa) with some great views of one of the exhibits).
     
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    Wow, I had no idea that DAK had anywhere near that level of diversity, some great species there. Thanks for the list geomorph, I'll have to add it to my "to visit" list.
     
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    No Malayan tapirs in Asia?
     
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    The lone Malayan tapir died a few years back.
     
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    I thought they had impalas and Thomson's gazelles in one of the drive through exhibits as well.
     
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    SUMMARY:

    By my count, the total number of exhibits currently at Disney's Animal Kingdom is: 127

    By my count, the total number of species in permanent exhibits is: 220
    The number of species I counted can be broken down into the following categories:
    Mammals: 54
    Birds: 105
    Reptiles: 24
    Amphibians: 13
    Fish: 4
    Insects and Arachnids: 20