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|Opening Date: March 1st, 1999|
|Ride Length: 20 minutes||Minimum Height: N/A|
|Handicapped Access: Guests in wheelchairs and ECV's can remain in them. Audio description devices available.|
|Fastpass: No||Rider Swap: No|
|Attraction Type(s): Walk Through|
The Maharajah Jungle Trek is very similar to the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. It's a walk-through area where you can see a number of asias animals in their enclosures. As you would expect, the trek has an asian theme.
The first animals you see as you walk through are Kobodo dragons followed by Malayan tapirs. From here you go through the side of a cave area, with fruit bats. Further along the trail you'll see Asian Tigers in all their glory, which you can view from three separate viewing areas. Behind the tigers you'll notice Blackbuck and Elds Deer.
Next along the trail you'll encounter exotic birds of Asian descent such as Palawan peacock pheasants, white-rumped shamas, fruit doves, Indian rollers, masked plovers and large King Parrots. These are just a few of the 50 species of birds found here.
The Maharajah Jungle Trek is a great attraction. In addition to the animals you'll notice the excellent Asian themeing. Be sure to take a look at the wondrous surroundings, wall murals and crumbling ruins.
Along the Jungle Trek you'll find a number of cast members who can answer questions about the animals in each area.
This is a good choice as a mid-day attraction as it doesnt get too busy. However some of the animals may be hidden during the mid-day heat so if possible, visit early in the morning when they are most active.