Disney Animal Kingdom – Forget the Rides

Flamingos1A Flamboyance of Flamingos.

I’m taking a slight detour from Italy for pictures from Animal Kingdom, a wonderful place for vegetation as well as for animals, which are kept in big, appropriate habitats. Most impressive to me was the emphasis Disney put on conservation. Of course they recycle, but they also used paper straws. Somehow that little touch convinced me of their commitment.

So let’s start with Africa:
Bet you were expecting a lion, but there was a great aviary. These little yellow birds had hung their nests everywhere.
Bird's Nest

All right, a big animal. How about elands and an okapi butt!
Orecks
okapi butt

Noble Deet

 

I’m sure you know that a group of deer is called a herd. And I mentioned a Flamboyance of Flamingos. There is also a Float of Hippos, a Tower of Giraffes. I regret I didn’t capture a Crash of Rhinos.

GiraffesThe last pictures are of a moody bird, a sleeping tiger (wish I slept like that), the tiger awake, and finally a bat, stretching in the sun.

Hippo noses

Moody Bird

Disney Tiger Sleeping1

Disney Tiger Awake

Disney Bat
To those of you who follow my blog, apologies for the hiatus. I was working on finishing my novel and needed to concentrate on the Middle Ages…in a couple of weeks we will return to Italy. Next up: Volterra, my favorite town of our visit.

Oh, and in case you hadn’t guessed, the featured image on my home page is of the parade at animal kingdom, much more inventive than I expected.