Standing 145 feet tall, the Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the heart of Discovery Island. More than 300 animals were carved into the trunk and branches, blending in with the natural look of the Tree. At the bottom the roots twist and feed right into the landscape around the base, becoming part of the habitat for a variety of animals, including otters, lemurs, red kangaroo, and more. The Tree can be admired up close in the queue for It’s Tough to be a Bug, as well as around the Tree of Life trails, which are worth the time to explore. For a far away, take it all in at once view, why not walk around to the path between Africa and Asia? Different animal carvings can be seen and it is a great photo spot with the lush, living landscape surrounding the manmade Tree.