Discovery Island Trails

Discovery Island Trails are walking paths that offer up close wildlife encounters in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

Take a relaxing stroll down beautiful pathways and trails, over wooden foot bridges and through cave-like tunnels, and stop at the viewing areas to observe and photograph a rich variety of exotic animals.

Galapagos tortoises, lemurs, kangaroos, capybaras, cockatoos and cotton-top tamarin monkeys are just some of the fascinating creatures you may encounter along Discovery Island Trails. There is also a glass-paneled observation area where you can watch river otters frolic above and underneath the water.

You can approach the Discovery Island Trails from a number of different directions and can enjoy the viewing areas in any sequence.

The Discovery Island Trails surround the base of the Tree of Life on Discovery Island at the center of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

Please note: Some trail experiences in the immediate vicinity of the Tree of Life are currently closed for maintenance.

Wildlife Encounters at Discovery Island Trails

Here are just some of the animals you may encounter along the Discovery Island Trails:

  • Abdim's Stork
  • African Comb Duck
  • Agouti
  • Asian Small-clawed Otter
  • Axis Deer
  • Blue & Yellow Macaw
  • Cape Teal
  • Capybara
  • Demoiselle Crane
  • East African Crowned Crane
  • European Polecat
  • Eyton's Whistling Duck
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Green-winged Macaw
  • Hadada Ibis
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Ring-tailed Lemur
  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • Salmon-crested Cockatoo
  • Silver Teal
  • White Stork
  • White-faced Whistling Duck
  • Woolynecked Stork
  • Wood Stork