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WELCOME TO RAFIKI'S PLANET WATCH!
In RAFIKI‘S PLANET WATCH you will discover WILDLIFE EXPRESS TRAIN, HABITAT HABIT!, CONSERVATION STATION and AFFECTION SECTION.
At different scheduled times of the day this is the spot where you will come for CHARACTER GREETINGS. (You can find these scheduled times in your Times Guide)
WILDLIFE EXPRESS TRAIN is a rustic train ride to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. The Train leaves every 5-7 minutes so you don‘t have to hurry to catch it.
Enjoy the open-air train but you want to go here in the morning because it can get very hot during the day. You can learn more about how the animals are cared for and what Disney's conservatory efforts to help the planet. (picture by CB4GO)
Guests first encounter Habitat Habit!, where you can see cottontop tamarins and learn about the efforts to protect these endangered primates in their natural homes. Along the way, guests can also learn how to provide animal habitats in and around their own homes. (picture by wdwak)
Habitat Habit! is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of animals. Here you can get an up-close look at the inner workings of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park and take part in fun-filled, educational activities that help create awareness of animal issues.
You know that you have arrived a the Conservation Station when you see the very large colorful murals of different animals. Inside you will have live animal encounters and interactive exhibits with facts about their habitats.
You can see animals up close while an animal keeper holds it for you. Take the Self Guided Backstage Tour and watch the live video camera monitors that let you observe animals in their enclosures. (picture taken by gingersnap)
Check out the Veterinary Treatment Room where you can observe the treatment and care of animals, including a veterinary examination room complete with a two-way communications system so the veterinary staff can answer guest questions. (picture by mouseowners)
There is a Hatchery and Nursery you and your little ones will enjoy seeing what newborn animals have been born. (picture by allears)
There is some great picture opportunities here with some great animal wall paintings.
Go to the Animal Encounters where you can meet one of the park's special residents and there are many interactive displays where you can get invironmental information and tips for preserving our natural resources. The touch screens also allow you to check out the Animal Cams throughout the park. (picture by farm4)
The Affection Section is a petting zoo where you and your little ones can touch and feed the animals. (picture by Jack Spence)
There are goats, sheep and other domesticated animals you can get close to. (picture by atwatervillage)
You have to catch the Wildlife Express Train to go back to Animal Kingdom. (picture by Jack Spence)
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Last revised on 01-1-17