Where to find the animals of the Lion King

2019-05-02 15:00 - Gabi Zietsman
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As the world waits with high expectations for Disney's live-action remake of the iconic Lion King, us Africans are even more excited for the free advertising the continent is going to get.

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Once the world sees the beauty of Africa, you know they're going to want to see our marvellous animals in real life - especially the main stars of the show. This map will show you where to find ALL the animals in the Lion King movie. 

Check out where you're most likely to see the main cast for Lion King on the African continent - you'll especially need the escape after seeing Mufasa die all over again.

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Pumba the Warthog

Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya has a high density of warthogs - about 77 per square kilometre. 

Timon the Meerkat

The most popular place to spot these gangs of meerkats is in the Kalahari Desert that spans South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

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Simba the Lion

Tanzania has the largest population of lions in Africa, and to see these mighty beasts the best spot is the Serengeti National Park.

Shenzi, Banzai and Ed the Spotted Hyenas

These cunning creatures are also the most prevalent in the Serengeti, numbering more than 7 000 in the famous protected area.

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Rafiki the Mandrill

This not-a-baboon does not roam in South Africa - instead you'll have to trek all the way to Gabon's Lopé National Park for the best chance to see them in the wild.

Zazu the Hornbill

Zazu is a southern yellow-billed hornbill and is very prolific in our very own Kruger National Park.

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