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Disney Guest Aggravates Cast Member By Chasing After Endangered Animal

Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park recently captured another faux pas on camera. The Disney-themed zoo contains a couple of different shows focusing on bird species.

Feathered Friends in Flight is located in the Asia section of Disney’s beautiful animal sanctuary. The presentation is roughly a half hour long and gives Guests a behind-the-scenes look at free-flying birds in the Park.

Animal Kingdom Feathered Friends

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Another show featuring the beloved bird species is Animal Encounters: Winged Encounters – The Kingdom Takes Flight. Wow, that’s a mouthful! Located on Discovery Island, the show features brightly colored birds, like the one you’re about to see in this video.

Posted by @kelliefromthekingdom, the scene depicts a Guest following closely after a gorgeous parrot roaming Animal Kingdom’s grounds. In all fairness, the Disney visitor did not seem to mean any harm, but a Cast Member nearby was not amused by her actions.


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As she follows the creature closely around a corner, she says hi to it, gaining ground on the poor fellow. A Disney animal handler asks her to give it space as she suddenly realizes her actions are not met with his approval.

The bird flies into the Cast Member’s arms as the lady exclaims, “Oh, they’re part of this whole show.” To be honest, I feel bad for her. She’s probably just an animal lover who didn’t mean any harm, but the video’s commenters were not quite so forgiving.

Animal Kingdom Animal Encounters

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TikTok user @jazsx33 wrote, “I’ve seen grown adults try to pick up squirrels, and it’s like hi friends pls don’t TOUCH THE WILD ANIMAL.” Another user, @mrgso42, interjected, “I don’t think that CM was mad so much as scared and stressed. those birds are delicate, expensive, endangered, and can be dangerous.”

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has an Affection Section designated for Guests who want to interact with domesticated animals. All other creatures located inside the Park should not be trifled with. I think it’s safe to say that this unknowing Disney visitor learned her lesson!

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.