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  • On Mar 11, 2019
    Donna from SC Asked

    Hello. I am wondering where the butterflies can be found in Animal Kingdom. The site says "Africa", however I do not see it on the online map. I am trying to plan our day, and our girls would love to see the butterflies. Thank you.

    Hi there, Donna! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for dropping by with your Walt Disney World Resort inquiry!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is home to over 1,500 animals which are made up of over 250 species. Some of the species range from Okapis to Flamingos to Lions and so many more! 

    While many of the species at Disney's Animal Kingdom call the park "home", butterflies are actually among some of the species that consider the park their "home away from home". This means that there is not a dedicated area to view butterflies at Disney's Animal Kingdom. However, over 70 butterfly species migrate to Orlando, Florida throughout the year. So, depending on the time in which you visit, you and your family may be able to spot a variety of butterflies! Walt Disney World Resort even plants specific plants in their gardens that attract butterflies. If you see a collection of beautiful flowers, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the chance to spot some butterflies in their natural environment! 

    If your family would like even more animal viewing opportunities, I would highly recommend taking the chance to explore the Maharajah Jungle Trek and the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail while visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom! Both of these self-guided trails offer some amazing views of various Asian and African species of animals!

    Have fun exploring and, remember, adventure is out there!

    ~Wyatt
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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