The Tree of Life is the symbol of the Animal Kingdom–and
just like Cinderella Castle and Spaceship Earth,
it’s an awe-inspiring structure that perfectly
captures the spirit of the park it represents.
The Tree of Life is an amazing sight, rising 145
feet above the lush surroundings of Discovery Island.
But as you approach the Tree of Life you’ll
discover something extra magical. Carved into the
trunk and branches are over 320 animals, painstakingly
sculpted by a team of 20 artists who worked for
over 18 months. The result is an awe-inspiring
spectacle that symbolizes the majesty and variety
of life on our home planet–the perfect way
to say “Welcome to the Animal Kingdom”!