Meet Willie, the Aardvark at Rafiki’s Planet Watch

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new resident!

Willie is making himself at home at Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Willie is an aardvark that frequents the outdoor stage next to Affection Section, where visitors can meet and learn more about him in person.


Photo: Disney Parks Blog/Orlando My Way


Animal keeper Julie (pictured above) has spent a lot of time with Willie as he gets used to his new home. According to Disney Parks Blog, one of Julie’s most memorable moments happened when Willie first walked into Affection Section and every goat and sheep turned their attention to the new arrival.

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Although Willie generally focuses on learning new skills and exploring his world in the late afternoon, officials say he sometimes decides to sleep through training time. All of the animals can choose whether they wish to participate in activities or not, according to Disney officials.

For more information on Disney’s Animal Kingdom, click here.


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