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"Rafiki's Planet Watch" deals with some of the less well known aspects of animal life, from conservation and the environment down to animal well-being and feeding techniques. Many different exhibits and hands-on activities are on offer throughout the centre's various sections.

The Affection Section
Allows the young 'uns to get 'in-touch' with some rare breed domestic animals such as San Clemente goats and sheep.

Habitat Habitat!
Teaches us how we can share the world with animals and features a discovery trail complete with Cottontail Tamarins.

Conservation Station
There are several areas to explore here, such as 'song of the rainforest', a 3-D audio journey through the rainforests with your guide Grandma Willow. 'animal cams' which provide live pictures of some of the animals in their backstage habitats. The 'indoor animal stage' which presents shows featuring the inhabitants of the conservation station up close. A veterinary treatment room and hatchery that let you observe animal treatments and maybe even see a bird or reptile hatch from their eggs! The 'food prep lab' where keepers prepare meals to keep the 1000+ Animal Kingdom species fed and many more exciting displays and exhibits scattered throughout the building that centre around the theme of wildlife preservation and conservation.

About this Attraction

Location: Rafiki's Planet Watch, Animal Kingdom

Type: Live animal encounters and interactive exhibits

Duration: n/a

Fastpass: No

Flash photography is not permitted in the Affection Section

Best time to visit: Anytime

Tips & Fun Facts

Along the trail, look for fun ideas to inspire you to create animal habitats in your own home and community.

If you'd like to learn how to properly brush an animal, ask a nearby cast member who will be happy to show you.

The only way to get to Rafiki's Planet Watch is via the Wildlife Express Train, if wait times are long when boarding in Africa, its possible there may be a long wait for the return journey.

The animals have independent pens for sleeping at night with heaters, fans and lighting.

This attraction opened with Disney's Animal Kingdom on April 22, 1998.

Additional Information

Guests may remain in their Wheelchair/ECV or motorized scooter to experience Habitat Habit! & Conservation Station. Guests must transfer to an available wheelchair to experience Affection Section.

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Hidden Mickeys

In the Conservation Station's main building you'll find more than 25 hidden Mickey's, such those found on the entrance mural (butterfly's and insects as well as on the rain forest tree trunks).

Neonatal Care Section - on the back wall of the green room, a flower to the left of the blue koala bear.

Also in the Neonatal Care section, on the back wall of the pink room, in the bubbles near the ceiling. Another can be found in the white fluffy clouds in the light blue sky,

Song of the Rainforest - on the back of a cockroach in the queue waiting area.

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