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Madame Tussauds Unveils Figure of The Lion King’s Rafiki

Madame Tussauds Unveils Figure of The Lion King's Rafiki
Disney’s The Lion King at Mandalay Bay and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled a wax figure of the Iconic baboon shaman Rafiki on March 4, 2010 (Pictured above with Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki – Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)Rafiki is a mandrill-baboon hybrid who lives in a baobab tree and is old and wise.  The character often serves as the visual narrator of the story of The Lion King.

Our thanks to Las Vegas photographer Erik Kabik for these great photos.

Madame Tussauds unveils figure of The Lion King's Rafiki
Madame Tussauds unveils figure of The Lion King's Rafiki

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Madame Tussauds unveils figure of The Lion King's Rafiki
Madame Tussauds unveils figure of The Lion King's Rafiki

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Madame Tussauds unveils figure of The Lion King's Rafiki
Madame Tussauds unveils figure of The Lion King's Rafiki

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Wax figure of Rafiki with actress Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki in The Lion King show
Wax figure of Rafiki with singer/dancer Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki in The Lion King show

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Wax figure of Rafiki with actress Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki in The Lion King show
Wax figure of Rafiki with singer/dancer Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki in The Lion King show

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Wax figure of Rafiki with actress Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki in The Lion King show
Wax figure of Rafiki with singer/dancer Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki in The Lion King show

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Wax figure of Rafiki with actress Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki in The Lion King show
Wax figure of Rafiki with singer/dancer Buyi Zama who plays Rafiki in The Lion King show

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Attraction Manager for Madame Tussauds Rosita Chapman with wax figure of Rafiki and actress Buyi Zama
Attraction Manager for Madame Tussauds Rosita Chapman with wax figure of Rafiki and singer/dancer Buyi Zama

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino VP of Marketing Lynn Holt with Buyi Zama from The Lion King
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino VP of Marketing Lynn Holt with Buyi Zama from The Lion King

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Cast members  of "The Lion King" reveal the wax figure of Rafiki at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Cast members of "The Lion King" reveal the wax figure of Rafiki at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com