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Wildlife Wednesdays: Get a Glimpse of New Rafiki’s Planet Watch Film – Showing Now at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

posted on December 26th, 2012 by Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks


Endangered Baby Sea Turtles- Featured on the New Rafiki's Planet Watch Film

Throughout the year, we’re very proud to share on the Disney Parks Blog stories about our conservation efforts and how we’re connecting families with animals and nature. Some of these stories are now featured in a new film that Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests can see when they visit Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

The film, which is hosted by Disney’s Animal Programs Conservation Director Dr. Anne Savage, has four segments. The segment shown here focuses on conservation projects to protect coral reefs in The Bahamas (in partnership with Disney Cruise Line) and two endangered species: Puerto Rican crested toads and sea turtles.
The next time you visit Rafiki’s Planet Watch, be sure to stop by and view some of the other segments, which feature animals that live on the land and those that make their home in the sea, including gorillas, elephants, manatees, cotton-top tamarins and tigers. Here’s to a new year filled with nature’s magic!

Conservation Efforts to Protect Coral Reefs in The Bahamas, In Partnership with Disney Cruise Line Puerto Rican Crested Toads- Featured on the New Rafiki's Planet Watch Film
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Rochelle on December 26th, 2012 at 9:13 am

I love Rafiki’s Planet Watch and find it to be a very underappreciated part of the park. I can spend hours there alone.

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Shawn on December 27th, 2012 at 1:04 am

Wonderful work! It’s great to see all that Disney is doing to support conservation.

I agree with Rochelle on Rafiki’s Planet Watch!

One item from the video that I liked was the mention of how at Vero they are no longer using plastic straws (much like in AK). Is there any plans on doing away with plastic straws all together at WDW or DL?

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