From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Dr. Mark Penning
Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to feed lions or how about introducing a new baby hippo to its “bloat”? You’ll get a chance on September 25 on Disney+ with the series premiere of “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” which showcases everything you’d like to know about our animals and animal care team. Here’s a look at the show’s brand-new trailer.
“Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” is an original eight-episode docuseries from National Geographic that gives viewers an all-encompassing backstage pass to explore the magic of nature within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT.
Anala, the Sumatran tiger, near a camera log.
Expect to see an unprecedented look at some of the most intriguing animals on the planet and how we care for them at Disney. I know you’ll be impressed by the animals you see in the series, but I think what you’ll really walk away with is a love and appreciation for our animal care experts who have formed remarkable bonds with the 5,000-plus animals who call Walt Disney World Resort, “home.” I’m extremely proud of our animal care team and love how their passion and skill shine through this series.
Keeper Mel Hall cares for Cassanova, an Abyssinian Ground Hornbill.
So, set aside time on Friday, September 25 to enjoy the premiere of the “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” on Disney+, with new episodes dropping each Friday for the eight-episode run of the series. It’s going to be a wild ride.
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom production team and keeper Lori Kurdziel observe lions Kinsey and Dakari.
Follow my Instagram page (@DrMarkAtDisney) as well as @DisneyPlus #MoDAK and the Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Facebook page (@DisneyASE) for more information about the show and an inside look at the work my team is doing to care for these animals each and every day.