“Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” the docuseries that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the animal care facilities at Disney World, returns for a second season in January.

What You Need To Know

  • "Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom" returns for second season in January

  • The show, filmed at Disney World, takes viewers behind-the-scenes at the reosrt's animal care facilities

  • Episodes highlight different animal stories and the animal care experts

The 10-episode season will focus on the care of animals at Animal Kingdom as well as The Seas pavilion at EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Tri-Circle-D Ranch. The facilities hold more than 5,000 animals.

Some of the animal stories that will be featured in the new season include baby flamingos hatching, Galapagos tortoises getting a birthday park and a manatee named Lil Joe getting his tooth pulled. The series was filmed over five months at Disney World.

“A tribute to Disney’s dedication to conservation and the environment, this series highlights our teams’ commitment to reducing our environmental footprint, caring for wildlife and their habitats, and creating experiences that inspire action,” wrote Dr. Mark Penning, vice president of animals, science and environment for Disney Parks, in a blog post.

The first two episodes of the new season will premiere Jan. 1 on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD. Additional episodes will then be released weekly on Fridays starting Jan. 6. The debut is part of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration, which kicks off on New Year’s Eve.

All 10 episodes of the new season of “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” will arrive on Disney+ on Jan. 4.

Watch the trailer below.


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