VIDEO: Guest Captures Real Life ‘Lion King’ Moment During Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris

Between Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT, Walt Disney World Resort is full of magic for everyone. But for those who love animals, the environment, and conservation efforts, Animal Kingdom is the place to be.


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Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is home to over a thousand animals consisting of nearly 250 different species. But these animals aren’t only there for Guests’ entertainment. Behind the scenes, Disney Animal Kingdom scientists are constantly conducting research and conservation efforts. These research efforts have even contributed to new discoveries.

Elephant at Animal Kingdom

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For example, did you know that Disney Animal Kingdom scientists discovered two vocalizations in elephants that had never been found before? It’s true! Although the Disney Park may make it seem that the Guests are the priority, the animals are indeed the star of the show!

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While visiting, Guests can see the animal residents up close and personal while riding the Kilimanjaro Safaris. This iconic attraction consists of boarding an open-air ride vehicle and traveling across the Disney Park’s close imitation of an African savanna. Animal Kingdom’s African Savanna is made up of 110 acres of land and inhabited by over 30 species, including lions.

One Guest recently caught the proud roar of one of these lions on camera, sharing it on TikTok for all to see.


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This short clip shows something that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime. Every trip aboard the Kilimanjaro Safari ride vehicles will bring a totally unique experience, making it incredibly special to witness an Animal Kingdom lion roaring from his rocky domain.

Which animal do you like seeing the most at Animal Kingdom?

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.