Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Rare Lion-Tailed Macaques

Macaque Monkeys Join Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is growing! The Orlando wildlife park recently welcomed four beautiful new lion-tailed macaque monkeys, one male and three female. All four animals can now be spotted along the Maharajah Jungle Trek in Asia.  

The Macaque is an old world monkey found primarily in southwestern India. They are known by their lion-like manes and tails. The animal also can be recognized by their long black silky fur and long gray hairs that frame their face. 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Adds Macaque Monkeys 

The monkeys, which are also known as “wanderoo,” rank among the rarest and most threatened primates in the world, with reports showing there may be fewer than 2,000 left in the wild. To help combat that number, The Disney Conservation Fund has supported the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to protect the macaques in the rainforests of southwestern India.   

On your next visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom make sure you look for the monkeys along the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Here you will not only get to catch a glimpse of the animal but learn more about them and their struggle in the wild, as well as ways we can work together to protect them.   

You can find discounted tickets to Animal Kingdom right here on Best of Orlando.

Orlando, FL – 12/30/16

By: Jena Pugh

 

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