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The Best Dads at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Are Not What You’d Expect

Happy Father’s Day to all those incredible Dads out there! While we stop and thank the fatherly figures in our life today, Disney is also taking a moment to recognize one of the animal kingdom’s best Dads. While riding Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll likely spot these colorful animal friends. We didn’t know however what impressive Dads they are!

Credit: Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment Facebook

That’s right… Flamingos! As shared via Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Facebook: “We’d like to recognize one of the animal world’s best dads – flamingos! And with a dozen recent hatchlings between Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, these fathers are flocking to their families’ every need. #DidYouKnow Flamingo fathers construct the nest, incubate the eggs, and defend their chicks and nest from predators? They also help feed the chicks by producing crop milk – just like the moms do. So, this Father’s Day and beyond, remember to think pink and celebrate flamingo dads and all they do!”

Credit: Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment Facebook

Credit: Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment Facebook

Who knew flamingos were such great Dads?! Little side tip, when you’re visiting Kilimanjaro Safaris and spot the flamingos, but sure to look for the Hidden Mickey that makes up their home. Happy Father’s Day, Disney fans!

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.