Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: The Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Standing at the center of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the park’s icon, The Tree of Life. Many Disney guests often stop to take a picture with the tree or to admire the artwork carved on to the tree. Do you know today’s trivia about the Tree of Life?

  • The Tree of Life stands 145 feet tall and has a diameter of 50 feet.
  • The tree is decorated with over 300 beautifully carved animals including a monkey, lion, deer, scorpion, pelican, dolphin, hippo, bear, and many more.
  • When the imagineers began designing the massive tree, they knew they would need something equally massive to support the tree’s structure. So, they used an oil rig as the skeleton for the tree.
  • The Tree of Life has over 103,000 leaves in five shades of green. The leaves were individually placed and will actually blow in the wind like leaves on a real tree.
  • The tree’s large base allows it to house a theater where guests can view the It’s Tough To Be A Bug show.

Thanks to Jodi at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi at Heidi’s Head, Mike at My Dreams of Disney, and Jenn at Disney Babies Blog for hosting the Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia blog hop! Click the links below for more great Disney trivia!

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia

Starting Thursday July 11th, we will be hosting a new blog hop here at Frontierland Station! The blog hop, called Fastpass To History, will allow readers to quickly and easily find several interesting pieces of Disney history each week. We look forward to hosting this blog hop and hope you will join in the fun!

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Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

The Tree of Life has always amazed me! It’s such an incredible structure!

Kimberly @Frontierland Station

It really is!

Deb @ Focused on the Magic

I enjoy walking around the TOL and seeing up close all the details. So relaxing. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kimberly @Frontierland Station

Me too! It’s amazing how many different animals can be found on the tree!

Heidi Strawser

I LOVE that tree! It never ceases to amaze me. So much work and detail. Wow!

Kimberly @Frontierland Station

I always love looking at all the animals carved on the tree. It’s amazing the amount of detail they put into it!


What a beautiful weeny, don’t you think? Thanks for posting the great trivia!

Kimberly @Frontierland Station

The Tree of Life is definitely one of the most beautiful views at WDW!

Sean @DisneyDayByDay

The tree is a beautiful site. The 103,000 number always amazes me. Thanks for sharing the trivia!

Kimberly @Frontierland Station

It amazes me too! So many leaves…and they were all hand placed on the tree!





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