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Wildlife Wednesday: Animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Enjoy Enrichment

If you were lucky enough to be visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge last week, you may have seen some of the zebras, giraffes and ankole cattle enjoying some themed enrichment on the savanna just as the sun was setting.

Enrichment is stimulating and fun for the animals, and it’s an important part of their care. It allows them to make choices about their environment and encourages natural behaviors. Watch just a few examples of enrichment in this video taken at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.


  • Jennifer-what section did you stay in to see the barns? We have stayed there many times and always enjoy the savannah view. I didn’t realize you could see the animals barns. That would be awesome!

  • I was lucky to have a room that faced the animal barns on my last visit to AK Lodge. I spent hours watching the animals as they gathered near the barn entrance, responded to the animal keepers’ signals, and mingled and munched. So relaxing and engaging – the perfect vacation getaway. The night safari at the resort was also amazing! The cast members who work at AK Lodge are wonderful, too!

    • Thank you, Jennifer. Our animal keepers have great relationships with our animals and provide them with the best care through daily enrichment and training. I’m glad you had a wonderful time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!

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