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Maharajah Jungle Trek
Maharajah Jungle Trek is a walk-through wildlife exhibit themed to the adjacent village of Anandapur. This trail winds through the ruins of the temples and hunting lodge left by the departed Maharajahs, now given back to nature by the residents of the free and independent village. Here you will find a wide variety of Asian animals and plants, and of course the tigers.
Maharajah Jungle Trek is all that's left of the original plan for an Asian safari ride to counter-balance Kilimanjaro Safaris in Africa. The original plans called for a raft ride through animal habitats, but the final design separated the viewing areas from the thrill ride.
Maharajah Jungle Trek is a worthy counterpart to the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in Africa. The Imagineering really shows through here, with the aging and decay of the temples and hunting lodges carried out to Disney perfection. The animal selection here is perhaps even more exciting, with the Komodo Dragons and Asian Tigers topping the bill. This attraction is a great way to while away the time before your Kali River Rapids FASTPASS window opens, or before your advanced dining reservation arrives.
Starting at the beginning of the trek, you will encounter the following animal viewing areas:Kimodo Dragons (Varanus komodoensis), the largest lizard species in the world.
Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus)
Two species of bat (you have the option of skipping the bat house): Rodrigues Fruit Bat (Pteropus rodricensis) and Malayan Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus)
Asian Tiger (Panthera tigris), the jewel of the tour, viewable from several locations.
Elds Deer (Cervus eldi), a severely endangered species.
Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), one of the fastest antelopes in the world.
Banteng (Bos javanicus), a large species of cattle.
Various bird species
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