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Affection Section

A girl hugs a goat at Affection Section petting zoo

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Rafiki's Planet Watch®

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, All Ages

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  • Must Transfer to Wheelchair

Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not permitted on this attraction.


Animal Encounters, Interactive

A petting zoo providing delightful hands-on encounters with a variety of animals, including goats and sheep.

A friendly and curious goat in Affection Section

Make a Furry Friend

Meet and greet friendly animals at the only petting zoo in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. 

Pet, brush and feed domesticated creatures at this expansive, outdoor petting zoo, designed for Guests looking to connect with the animal kingdom. Adorable animal friends on hand may include:

  • Goats
  • Sheep
  • Donkeys
  • Cows
  • Pigs

Handy animal brushes are available inside the petting enclosure, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Keeping Clean
Guests are encouraged to cleanse their hands before and after making contact with the animals at the washbasin located near the entrance to the petting zoo.

Petting animals saunter behind a fence in Affection Section

Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Affection Section is located at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, an area devoted to the preservation and conservation of animals.

Additional attractions within Rafiki’s Planet Watch include:

Accessible by the Wildlife Express Train, Rafiki’s Planet Watch features fun educational exhibits and activities to help create awareness of animal issues while offering a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.


Monday, June 29, 2015

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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