Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This Bird Can run

Did you know the ostrich is fast? I mean like crazy fast. And not at flying, because they can't fly. No, the ostrich is an amazingly fast runner, reaching speeds of over 40 miles per hour. And that is really saying something for the largest and heaviest bird on the planet!

by Dave McBride (@RadioHarambe)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Always a Fan Favorite

With the arrival of the new Sumatran Tiger pair at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Asian Tiger may soon become a rare sight on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. But even if they move to other zoos, we will never forget how beautiful and awe-inspiring they were.

by Dave McBride (@RadioHarambe)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Perfect Glamour Shot

There are some incredibly photogenic animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Animal kingdom Lodge, but probably none more so then the giraffes. Whether the Masai species at DAK, or the reticulated at AKL, they just love the camera. Get a nice zoom lens and you can get some incredible close-ups.

by Dave McBride (@RadioHarambe)

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Park Full of Parrots

If I were to guess, I would say the parrot is most represented species at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Now I will admit I haven't done the research on this, but between those at the Oasis and Tree of Life trails, Flights of Wonder and now Winged Encounters, it just feels like you can find a gorgeous and colorful parrot around every corner.

This blue-and-yellow macaw can be found on the often overlooked Tree of Life trails. Just keeping walking and you will find them, and usually someone trying in vain to see if they talk.

by Dave McBride (@RadioHarambe)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Hungry Elephant

It has been a little while since we posted a photo of an elephant. And that’s not good because, after all, elephants are the traditional star of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This one enjoyed posing for the camera in between bites of lunch.

by Dave McBride (@RadioHarambe)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Some Serious Builders

The hamerkop got its name for no better reason then its head resembles a hammer. But I prefer to think the word "hammer" refers to this bird's amazing building ability. It makes HUGE nests which can often support the weight of a full-grown man! Pretty impressive stuff from a little bird. Fortunately, they don't try and turn the aviary at the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail into a giant nest.

by Dave McBride