Find bugs in the new Tree of Life roots

The recent refurbishment and creation of new roots at the Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom has brought some pretty cool and impressive sculptures. One of the most overlooked details may be right under you!

Located on the left side of the new, expanded Tree of Life root system is a root that looks more like a place to sit than a fun and creative use of space. Check out the unassuming piece of root below:

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If you look closer you’ll notice holes throughout the piece of root, no doubt caused by the mighty termite (yes, the same one from the It’s Tough To Be A Bug show located in the Tree of Life). Inside these holes is a whole world of insects and other creepy crawlies for you to discover! Check out some of the creatures below:

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If peeking through a tiny hole to find creepy crawlies isn’t your thing, just walk around to the back of the root where the whole village of creatures can be seen.

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Overall, the change to the front of the Tree of Life is a welcome one. It gives the area a much more open feel and added root sculptures are always a plus. Combine that with a cool little detail like some hidden bugs and this is a great example of Imagineers “plussing” an area.

Thanks to @cronofire5 for the tip!

Mike
Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

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