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Animal Kingdom Celebrates Tiger Day on the 25 July 2013

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World News & Rumors' started by Wendy, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 30, 2008
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    Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 25 will discover even more about tigers and learn about efforts to conserve them as the park celebrates Tiger Day with special activities at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Families can test their skills at identifying tiger calls, find out where in the world tigers live and how they travel through the forest, and see if they can leap as far as a tiger, among other activities.

    Of course, every day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests love seeing our tigers on the Maharajah Jungle Trek, where the tigers can enjoy a dip in the water, nap on the grass, and play with a variety of tiger toys. Unlike some other cats, tigers seem to enjoy water and can swim well. They use rivers and lakes to seek relief from the heat and to catch fish.


    The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) is helping to conserve tigers. So far, the fund has contributed $1.4 million to projects working to protect tigers and other big cats like lions and leopards. Last year, for example the DWCF provided funding to the Wildlife Conservation Society to help the government of Thailand train and equip park rangers to reduce the threat of poaching and wildlife trade for tigers and other forest wildlife in that country.

    More tiger fun facts:

    • Did you know that a tiger’s stripes help it hunt? The stripes break up their outline, helping tigers to remain undetected as they close in on their prey in their forest homes. And not only is a tiger’s fur striped, but its skin underneath is too.
    • During the day tigers can see about as well as humans, but their night vision is six times more powerful.
    • Tigers use their whiskers as “feelers,” helping these large cats to navigate their way through dark and heavily wooded areas.
  2. uscwest

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Jul 26, 2008
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    Ooh, wish we could be there. Tigers are my favorite big cat.

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