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Caring for Giants Returns to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2022

Lots of old favorite experiences are returning to the Walt Disney World Resort, and many of them allow Guests to get a closer look at some of the animals residing in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! These returning animal events include the Wild Africa Trek, Caring for Giants, and Up Close with Rhinos at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Savor the Savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. In this post, we’re sharing all of the exciting news about Caring for Giants’ return to the park!

If you love seeing the elephants while riding Kilimanjaro Safaris, Caring for Giants needs to be on your Walt Disney World must-do list! This 60 minute guided tour brings Guests into special viewing areas to see the elephants closer than you would while on the attraction, and for an extended period of time.

During the experiences, Guests are joined by knowledgeable guides who share information about these beautiful creatures and are around the answer questions. As part of Caring for Giants, Guests will also receive a special behind the scenes glimpse into backstage areas where Disney Animals and Science Cast Members care for the elephants who reside in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Kilimanjaro Safari Elephants

Kilimanjaro Safari Elephants

Caring for Giants provides an opportunity to learn about these animals both in terms of how they live in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and what their species is like in their natural habitats in the wild. Guests will also hear about conservation efforts that are currently underway to save wild elephant populations, and how the funds raised by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund have helped to keep these animals’ numbers from dropping in communities that neighbor elephant habitats in Africa.

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The tour comes in at $35 per person. If you are booking a reservation (for dates beginning in February 2022 or later) be sure to include valid theme park admission for Disney’s Animal Kingdom on the date of your visit as well as a reservation to enter the park.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."