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If you missed San Diego Comic-Con last week, you didn’t get a chance to see the Walt Disney Studios panel. The panel showed off three of Disney’s newest films, which you can read about here, one of which gave us our first ever look at ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’, Sam Raimi’s newest film which is a prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
Cheap perfume and lions may not seem a likely match. But at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the scent of the wild can be found in hundreds of perfume bottles being recycled by Disney cast members.
Animal experts have long used unique aromas such as perfumes and spices as enrichment tools to help maintain an animal’s physical and mental health. Special treats such as toys, foods or fragrance prompt animals to explore, make choices, and maintain a level of activity in their habitat similar to their natural behavior in the wild. With a very keen sense of smell, large cats such as lions, cheetahs and tigers like to scratch, roll and mark their own scents on logs sprayed with cologne.
In addition to “aromatherapy,” lions, cheetahs and tigers are provided with a variety of other enrichment items and activities to keep the cats interested in their environments.
- Super tough plastic balls for chasing and swatting promotes physical activity.
- Drilling a hole in the ball and stuffing it with hard-to-get treats increases the challenge and the excitement.
- During the summer, frozen treats may contain meat to help the cats stay cool and encourage them to use their teeth, claws and ingenuity to get to the delight inside.
- A habitat complete with hills, tall grasses, shade trees, rocks, shrubs, fabricated termite mounds, dead trees, stumps and a sweeping view of the savannah provide opportunities to rest, communicate, interact, hide, explore the sweeping views of the savannah.
“Enrichment such as perfume is just one of the tools used to provide world-class care for our animals,” said Matt Hohne, animal operations director for Disney’s Animal Programs. “We also rely on positive training methods that encourage animals to participate in their daily health care and challenge them to stay mentally active.”
Positive conditioning techniques train the animals to cooperate with their own medical care, which makes the vets’ work much easier and safer. For example, with a hand signal or verbal cue from a zoological manager, lions, cheetahs and tigers voluntarily open their mouths for dental exams or stand on a portable scale for routine weight checks. They also present their tails or paws during medical check-ups.
This attention to care is given to all of the more than 1,700 animals representing more than 250 species at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests can see lions and cheetahs on the savannah of Kilimanjaro Safari while the tigers can be seen on the Maharaja Jungle Trek within the Asia section of the theme park.
Earth Day is just few days away! Now you can now earn African Cats stickers on GetGlue! African Cats is currently the #1 movie on GetGlue, and Disneynature will contribute $0.20 per ticket to the African Wildlife Foundation for tickets sold during the opening week.
Just click the links below to get yours.
See African Cats, Save the Savanna!
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the Savanna. Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.
As the April 22 opening of the awe-inspiring “African Cats” approaches, Disneynature is tapping into the true power of social media by building awareness of its “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” program. During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to AWF through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna. For more information about the movie and the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, check out Disney.com/AfricanCats.
We are giving away Two African Cats Books - Sita the Cheetah and A Lion’s Pride (pictured above) to one lucky person!
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- Disneynature’s AFRICAN CATS “The World I Knew” by Jordin Sparks (chipandco.com)
- Disneynature’s plans to work with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to “Save the Savanna” have gone viral. (chipandco.com)
Leaping into theaters on Earth Day, 2011, “African Cats” features the real-life love, humor and determination of the kings of the African savanna:Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.