What to Do According to Travel Planner

What to Do According to Travel Planner

Get a photo at the Tree of Life.

The Tree of Life is an iconic structure at the center of the park.

Jennifer Greene

As soon as you enter the park you’re surrounded by the stunning foliage of the Oasis Exhibits. Keep your eyes peeled because you never know what animals are calling this area home — we’ve seen birds, anteaters, and more. 

As you walk over the bridge to Discovery Island, you’re greeted by the Tree of Life. This beautiful park icon can be seen from several areas, but be sure to grab some photos front and center.

There are supposedly over 300 animals carved into the Tree of Life, from the roots to the trunk to the branches. You can spend an entire day just looking for animals.

Pro tip: There’s a secret path that allows you to take an up-close look at the Tree of Life. As you leave the Africa section, look to the right after the tree but before the bridge.

There’s a lot of vegetation at the entrance to the path, which makes it harder to find. But it’s open to the public, and it’s a great place to get pictures.

What to Do According to Travel Planner

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