Along the Gorilla Falls trail, you come to the aviary. One of the best things about it, is the high amount of activity. Maybe the most active are the weaver birds, like this guy.
In the aviary, you will see nests that resemble baskets. That is the handiwork of the male weaver bird. These nests are very elaborate and are built not only to house potential chicks but also to entice female weavers to mate with its maker.
This photo is from Kilimanjaro Safari. As we were driving along heading towards the lions, we happened upon a couple of the Plains zebra that are typically in the exhibit with the white rhinos. They came very near the vehicle.
This photo proves that you must look all around when enjoying the safaris. You never know what might be hiding in the grass.
These guys are quite regal. The male Eld's deer can be a difficult opponent for a Bengal tiger to take on. A healthy buck like this one will stand and fight, and with those antlers can be very dangerous.
In the wild, it is typically only the weak, young and old that are preyed upon by tigers.
We have spent some time talking about cotton top tamarins on Radio Harambe. We even had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Ann Savage, Conservation Director at Disney's Animal Kingdom and founder of Proyecto Titi, a group dedicated to protecting this species.
The Cotton Top is found only in the forests of northern Colombia and has suffered from deforestation, the illegal pet trade and other difficult issues. Today it's one of the 25 most critically endangered primates.
The park has always had the animal and recently built a nice new exhibit where the animal above currently resides. And Disney has recently announced they will be concentrating conservation efforts on 10 different animal groups including the tamarin.