At the wonderful and Amazing Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge, we got to see an amazing bird that we have not seen before. At first we thought it was a person as it looked to be so tall but then we looked again and it was quite interesting to see. They call this bird the Undertaker Bird for obvious reasons. He was amazing to look at but one of the creepiest birds we have ever seen. To make it more amazing it's height can go to 152 centimeters or 59 inches tall with a wing span of 7 to 9 feet wide. That means this bird is almost as tall as I am. Wow!
It's head looked Vulture-like which was a correct assessment according to Vutomi from South Africa and from the article I looked up about this wonderful bird called a Marabou (see link below). It is actually a stork but digests things like a Vulture would. We got so many great shots and video of it from multiple angles and watched it open it's magnificent wingspan and actually try to chase other animals. One of the things we love most about Walt Disney World...you never know what you will see and what kind of adventure you are in for even if you have done things multiple times.
Enjoy a 65 pic slideshow here. You can advance, start, stop and pause as you need to.
Great Disney adventures! We lost everything and had to start over again, but we decided to do it with magic and style here in the most magical place on earth. We were scared to death but by letting go, managed to make Pixie Dust our lives instead. You can see more about our story at the bottom of the page here...