Where to see 'The Lion King' animals in real life
If the live-action wasn't quite live enough
TRAVEL The Lion King
Ever since the original animated feature of 'The Lion King' was released, about a quarter of a century ago, the world has been enamored with the quirky characters of the animal kingdom.
The fascination with these species was so strong, in fact, that Disney decided to pull the tale out of the fantasy realm of Pride Rock, and bring them closer to reality in a live-action remake. While some feel the tale has lost its childlike heart, others were exhilarated to see every strand of fur on these lovable CGI-designed characters.
But why stop there? The film was just the beginning of your introduction to these wild animals.
Check out this gallery, based on information from Lonely Planet, to find out where you can see the real animals behind the characters you know and love.
LIFESTYLE World wide web
MOVIES Actor-director duos
CELEBRITY Celebrity arrests