The Tree of Life or Disneyodendron semperflorens Gigantis is the park icon of Disney's Animal Kingdom.
The Tree of Life is a massive Disneyodendron semperflorens Gigantis located on Discovery Island. It is a harbour for a great number of animals, most notably intelligent bugs which live under the tree's roots. The tree's trunk and branches are covered with the likenesses of different animals from across history and the world.
The Tree of Life grew from a miracle when a tiny ant planted a seed which grew into a massive tree. Said tree was covered in patterns resembling the animals of the Earth and served as a home for all the different animals of the region.
Appearances and allusions
Disney's Animal Kingdom
It's Tough to be a Bug!
This show is held underneath of the Tree of Life, being thrown by the ant Flick from A Bug's Life to make connections between humans and bugs.
Some Discovery Island missions for the Wilderness Explorers pertain to the Tree of Life.
Liberty Square Ticket Office
In this building is an illustration of the Dreamfinder and Figment riding the Dreammobile overhead the Tree of Life, Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth and the Hollywood Tower Hotel. The function of this poster is to advertise annual passes to Walt Disney World Resort. Another advert shows the Tree of Life with messages advertising different attractions in the Animal Kingdom.
In the California headquarters for W.E.B. is a claw-machine. A pair of glasses from It's Tough to be a Bug are located inside the machine.
The Wilderness Explorers of Discovery Island are an organization from Up.