Monday, May 14, 2018

The Water Buffalo on the Trek

One of the more recent additions to the Maharajah Jungle Trek is the Asian Water buffalo. It is found throughout the world now as a domesticated animal but is quite common in Asia. With over 130 million buffalo, more people rely on this domestic animal then any other in the world. However, there are also numerous feral herds throughout the world, the largest being in Australia. 

The animal was domesticated about 5,000 years ago. It is believed the first domestication occurred in India. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stand Up

Meerkats standing at attention. As you may know, these mongoose relatives always keep an eye to the sky. Their biggest predators are birds of prey after all. 

Usually, they have one sentry keeping a look out. Unless, that sentry calls an alarm. Then the entire group looks up and looks out. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day 

Happy Valentines Day from Jambo Everyone and Radio Harambe 

Sending you some okapi kisses 

Friday, February 9, 2018


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. 

Safari Mike 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hidden Muntjac

The Oasis is meant to be explored. Often times, you need to really look to see what is in the exhibit whether the animal is hiding in the bushes, up a tree or around a bend. 

The adorable little muntjac deer is one such animal in the area. When you visit the Oasis make sure you take the time to look. You just might find this little guy. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

High Above Anandapur

Definitely one of my favorite exhibits in the park is the ruins near Yak & Yeti that hold the gibbons and the siamang. 

Here one of the siamangs can be found high up in trees overlooking the people below. It's probably a pretty great view. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Zebra in the grass

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. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016


People watching gorillas. It's why Gorilla Falls is such a popular exhibit. And I think it's because they are so human like.

This male silverback is just relaxing and people watching. If that was a bucket of beer you could easily believe he was just watching a ball game. 

By Safari Mike 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mountain zebra at AKL

One of the prettiest animals at the savannas of Kidani are the Mountain zebra.

These guys are endangered in the natural habitat but thankfully Disney has had some success in breeding. You will often see little zebra out there in the exhibit. 

By Safari Mike 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Eld's deer

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. 

By Safari Mike