Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Disney Animal Kingdom is more zoo/wildlife park than theme park. All through the park are animal habitats that, to my untrained eye, appear spacious and geared to the well begin of the animals. The Kilimanjaro Safari Ride is an open air ride in a large, jeep-like vehicle through a nature preserve where animals freely roam. As I "develop" my photos I will be posting some of my favorites to the blog. I also plan to add some of the best photos to my website photo gallery.

The little creatures pictured above are meerkats — really part of the mongoose family. Indigenous to parts of Africa, they live in groups of 20 to 50. According to one of the park naturalists, whenever one of the group is out of the burrow foraging for food, one or more meerkats stand guard and sound an alert if a predator approaches. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

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