Amazing Animals of Disney's Animal Kingdom

This guide available on Amazon is meant to help you learn about each animal; their native habitat, what they like to eat, and for some – how they have become stars on Disney+ shows and Disney movies. Click on the picture to order at Amazon.  Also available at Bookshop or Ingram (school orders) as ISBN 9781736034842.  Kindle link is available at

Animal Facts

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Southern Giant Anteater -  There are two of them; Annie and Callie and you can tell them apart when they are walking around because Callie has white boots. You most likely won’t see them together; only one comes out on display at a time.   

Babirusa Pig

Babirusa Pig -  Betty and her daughter, Kirana are hard to spot because there is quite a bit of foliage in the enclosure.

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger -  In episode 4, of Disney+’s “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” from National Geographic, Sohni undergoes a voluntary blood draw. In episode 6, daughter Anala gets some enrichment to keep her hunting skills sharp.


Lemurs -  Both the Collared Brown and Ringed-tail Lemurs are in the same area of Discovery Island, just to the left of the stroller parking for It’s a Bug’s Life.   


Gorilla -  In episode 8 of Disney+’s “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” from National Geographic, the baby, Grace worked with therapists to get better use of her arm.  In episode 2, Gino - the father of the family troop had a birthday cake made of fruit and sweet potatoes that he ended up sharing with his daughters and sons. 

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon -  There are three Komodo dragons at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The two larger male dragons are switched out of the exhibit on the Maharajah Jungle Trek and the smaller female, named Khalessi. is usually up at Rafiki’s Planet Watch across from the petting area.