Our day in Animal Kingdom was full of lots of "fun facts."
Many MASH Travelers became Wilderness Explorers and navigated the park earning badges for learning about various cultures and animals.
A traveler favorite was Expedition Everest, mostly for the excitement of the roller coaster, but the ride fits in with their science class too!!
MASH Travelers also took a ride on the Kilamanjaro Safari, where they learned all about different animals. Gabriel learned that giraffes at birth are about an average of 6 feet tall and some giraffes have a heart that weighs about 25 lbs. They also have very long tongues!
Elephants have many ways of cooling down, including flapping their ears. Kiara learned that this strategy can drop an elephant's temperature by 15 degrees. elephants and rhinos also rub mud on them to protect their sensitive skin.
Disney has become very active in conservation efforts, which tie in to MASH's World Wildlife Week! They are helping breed many animals, including the blue macaw, lion-maned monkeys. Danaihja and her group learned that the lion-maned monkey is severely endangered with about 1% of its population left.
The 3D show, Its Tough Being a Bug, taught travelers about several species of bugs. Did you know bugs make up 80% of the animal species.
They also learned ways they can eat involved in conservation, like buying fair trade products.
We followed the R2D2 back to the hotel for our pizza and pool party!