In my opinion, rhinos are some of the most majestic animals on the planet. Weighing in as the second-largest animals on Earth, they are a massive sight to behold. Beginning on November 1, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are invited to get up close and personal with these magical creatures on the new “Up Close with Rhinos” backstage experience.
The guided, 60-minute, behind-the-scenes adventure allows guests to see how Disney’s animal team care for white rhinos on Kilimanjaro Safaris and how Disney is aiming to lead the way to saving endangered species in the wild. Guests During this experience might even have a once in a lifetime chance to touch a rhino!
The animal keepers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park are super excited about this new “Up Close with Rhinos” experience as well. Caitlin Miller, rhino care team leader said, ““I love talking to guests about how unique each individual rhino’s personality is. I know once guests come and meet the rhinos, they are going to see just how amazing they are and will want to help us secure a future for them.”
In the wild, rhinos can be located in bush country and open grassy flat lands in Africa and Southeast Asia. They are one of the most endangered species in the world mostly due to poaching. Disney is one of the leaders in rhino conservation efforts around the world including those of the Sumatran rhinos of Indonesia which are among the most endangered of the species. To date, the Disney Conservation Fund as donated move than $2 million to support their conservation efforts.
The “Up Close with Rhinos” tour will be offered once a day. Booking for the new experience will begin on September 22 which is also World Rhino Day. Guests must be at least 4 years old to participate and the cost is $40 plus tax. Discounts are available to select Annual Passholders and DVC Members. Reservations can be made by contacting Disney directly.
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