Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating the birth of a new white rhino calf, marking the third generation of white rhinos born at the theme park. Native to central and southern Africa, the white rhinos love grassy areas and live in tightly-knit family groups. Due to poaching, they are severely endangered in the wild. The young male was born in early February at the theme park in Orlando as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan and will join the rest of the herd on the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna in the coming months. (David Roark, photographer)
The creative, collaborative process continues on a multi-year project as Disney’s Animal Kingdom brings to life Pandora, based on the blockbuster film AVATAR. Disney recently welcomed acclaimed director James Cameron to offices in Glendale, California for a status report. Disney’s creative teams collaborating with the artists and designers at Lightstorm are focused on all the land’s iconic elements — from the magnificent floating mountains to the interactive bioluminescent forest, and the soaring banshees. The AVATAR-inspired land will be part of the largest expansion in Disney’s Animal Kingdom history at Walt Disney World Resort.
Country Music Artist Luke Bryan poses with cowboy Goofy February 20th, 2015 in front of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom in Orlando. Bryan visited the theme park with his family and friends during a break between the Orlando concerts on his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour 2015.” (Chloe Rice, photographer)