We go to travel to see new places, learn about cultures and meet new people. What if these friends will be animals? Will do a selfie with a monkey, walk the alpacas, feed the pandas and escape to sea with the turtles.
Offer you 6 places where you can meet animals not in cages and aviaries, and in their natural habitat.
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo island, Australia
High cliffs, dense forests, sand dunes… But the scenery here is not so important. The main thing on this island — inhabitants: Napping in the eucalyptus trees koalas, hovering over the surface of the water pelicans sunbathing on the beach sea lions and seals and, of course, many kangaroos. No wonder that the island is named in their honor.
Once upon a time he was part of the Australian mainland, but now is an independent island with its unique flora and fauna. In the early XX century here began to bring rare animals to preserve their species.
It’s a big island, and we recommend you take a few days. Especially on site you can relax: there are hotels, restaurants and beaches of Golden sand.
Here are a few parks and reserves, and is well worth a visit at least Wildlife Park: to hold a wombat or a Koala, to see how fed funny penguins and, of course, shake a paw of a kangaroo.
Cost: from$ 28 for the entrance to the Park.
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Yes, there are many places where you can see turtles up close and even swim with them. But where to see how the little turtles are born and crawl to the ocean? Of course, in Mexico.
Near the town of Todos Santos is located “Turtle camp” camp to rescue the turtles. Then hatch the baby turtles, take care of them, and then released into the sea. The tourists can have a look at this touching picture, but unable to participate, releasing the babies.
Usually the season lasts from 1 December to 31 March.
Cost: volunteering is free
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Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand
First, elephants were forced to work equally with man. Then they began to entertain people: to act in the circus, to draw trunks pictures, to do massage, standing on balls and dance. Don’t want to look at it, right?
We offer a different picture: in the natural Park of Chiang Mai you will see the life of elephants as it should be according to the laws of nature. Measured, happy, without a canvas with paints and people on the back. Take care of them, help them and grow, feed and bathe with them as with old friends, walk over the trunk. Visitors, incidentally, can also fall out such a possibility. A massage will do elsewhere, you’re in Thailand.
Cost: there are several programs: for a day, weekend, feeding and bathing the elephants. Cost from$ 80.
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Punta Tombo, Chubut Province, Argentina
Penguins — the adorable bird, isn’t it? I want to come back to visit them and see how they spend their days? Come to Argentina!
In the reserve you can observe the penguins and their Affairs, but also to watch how they feed and care for them. Here are a unique view Magellanic penguins, which you will tell the employees.
In the Park you can see other fauna: the sea elephants, birds, ostriches, dolphins and whales.
In the reserve it is best to come at least one day. The nearest city to it, Puerto Madryn, located about 170 km.
Cost: from$ 17 for admission.
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Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
Leslie and Betty Melville bought the abandoned mansion, renovated it and bought a couple of giraffes species Rothschild. Who knew that years later there will be a large offspring, his estate, they will turn into a boutique hotel, and Park in the nursery.
Visitors can see the giraffes (in the end, it’s not necessary to go to Kenya), but also to feed or pet it. Just imagine: at Breakfast the giraffes the most arrogant look in the window to beg for something delicious! They don’t bite, unlike the prices for accommodation, but agree that such experience is worth it.
Cost:from $ 600 per night per person.
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Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
This forest is a real Kingdom of monkeys. They’re everywhere: big and very baby-wise elders, seated at some distance, and the impatient young. You can walk through the green Bush all day and be happy: that is one monkey in the banana ready to climb on the shoulder, the other grabs a bottle and enthusiastically drinks water, the third with a serious look looking for flea beetles from a neighbor, the fourth will make you a selfie.
In General, visiting our ancestors will not be bored.
Cost: $ 5 for admission.
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