20 places where rare animals are found
Unfortunately, in our time, every year more and more animals pass into the category of rare. But still, there are still places where meeting with this or that rare animal is quite common.
1. Indonesia-Elephant riding tour
Gunung Leser National Park gives wildlife lovers a unique chance to see many rare animals, including even such unique representatives of tropical fauna as orangutans. You can take a fascinating walk through the pristine jungle on foot, by boat, or on horseback on real elephants. In the latter case, even if the wild orangutans do not come out to meet with tourists, a lot of unforgettable impressions are guaranteed.
2. Elk of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park is a specially protected natural area in the Canadian province of Ontario. On the territory of this huge park there are impenetrable forests, powerful rocks, treacherous swamps with dangerous swamps and thousands of beautiful lakes. In summer, visitors to the park travel by canoe, and in winter by dog sled. There are a lot of wild animals in the local forests, and in the park you can easily meet the magnificent American elk, which is famous for its gigantic size.
3. Florida Alligators
The swampy plains of South Florida are one of the largest and most famous wetlands in the world. In these impenetrable swamps live giant alligators, the length of which can reach almost 5 meters.
4. British Columbia's Giant Bears
British Columbia is a Canadian province. Here in the dense forests live huge grizzly bears. The animals are not at all afraid of curious tourists and continue to do their bear business, even while under the sights of cameras.
5. Zebra migrations in Botswana
For many thousands of years, zebras went to the banks of the Boteti River every year with the onset of the dry season. But the drought finally defeated the river in 1995. To prevent the death of a huge number of zebras and other animals, which still rush every year along the traditional route, today the river is filled with water using special pumps.
6. Tembe Elephant Park
Tembe Elephant National Park is located in South Africa. Numerous herds of elephants have lived here for centuries. The civil war in Mozambique caused great damage to their livestock, but in recent decades, elephants have begun to recover their numbers.
7. Rare African deer
We are all used to seeing zebras, giraffes, and a wide variety of antelopes in Africa. But there are also deer here. To admire these amazing and rare animals, you need to go to Kasanka Park. The easiest way to watch the deer is early in the morning, when they gather at the river to drink.
8. South African chimpanzees
In the special parks of South Africa, tourists are given a unique opportunity to observe the life of our closest relatives in natural conditions, and if they are lucky, then communicate with them.
9. Hyena-like dogs on the banks of the Limpopo River
Hyena-like dogs are incredibly friendly and sociable animals. But despite the mutual assistance, it is becoming more and more difficult for them to survive in the modern world. The Endangered Wildlife Trust, a non-profit organization, is working to preserve these amazing animals. They also organize excursions for tourists, during which you can observe the complex social life of hyena-like dogs.
10. Foxes of the Swedish nature reserve Volodalen
Here, tourists are offered a rich program with overnight stays in the open air, 10-kilometer day trips and meetings with numerous animals in their natural habitat. In addition to the magnificent red foxes, there are moose, reindeer, otters and mountain hares. And tourists are also taught a course of survival in the extreme conditions of the northern forest.
11. Wildlife of South Africa
The fauna of South Africa is extremely rich and diverse. It can be observed in all its splendor by visiting the small farm of Kwa Madwala. In a small lake here, instead of ducks, crocodiles and hippos swim, and flocks of hyenas and lion prides roam along its shores, lying in wait for numerous antelopes that come to drink.
12. On a visit to the baboons
Funny and funny baboons are actually very strong and aggressive animals. And their high intelligence and ability to act collectively make their herds particularly dangerous. But still, in South Africa, there are completely peaceful baboons who are happy to communicate with tourists in exchange for a small treat.
13. Reindeer migrations in Norway
A snowmobile trip following the migrating Saami deer will allow you to feel the beauty of the North.
14. Meerkat colonies in South Africa
Meerkats are very colorful, but also very cautious animals. It is very difficult to see them in the wild, as the vigilant sentries guarding the colony warn their relatives in time about approaching strangers, and the whole company dives underground for a long time. But Grant McIlrath has managed to gain the trust of the cautious meerkats, and tourists who choose him as their guide have the opportunity to watch the vibrant life of the meerkat colony to their heart's content.
15. Cheetahs of Namibia
The task of the huge Okonjima farm is to save the cheetahs. Tourists are also always welcome here. Guests are housed in picturesque thatched huts, and experienced guides can bring everyone to the wild cheetahs almost directly. This is easy to do, as the movement of all the animals is tracked using special radios.
16. Mountain gorillas of Rwanda
The Virunga National Park in Rwanda is one of the few places on our planet where you can still see the magnificent mountain gorillas. Most of their remaining population lives here. Tourists are offered one-day and six-day excursions, during which you can get acquainted with these amazing creatures.
17. Dog sledding in Svalbard (Norway)
Dog sledding in Arctic conditions is one of the fastest and absolutely environmentally friendly modes of transport. In Svalbard, people try not to use snowmobiles to preserve the local unique nature. But dog sleds are not forbidden at all, and with their help you can admire the local beauty and not be afraid to get lost.
18. Equatorial forests of Gabon
The colorful diversity of the equatorial African jungle simply knows no boundaries and defies any description. The jungle here comes right up to the ocean, and sitting on the beach you can watch fountains of humpback whales and herds of elephants and buffaloes coming to the water to refresh themselves.
19. Brisbane Koalas
The city of Brisbane is one of the best places to get acquainted with the colorful nature of Australia, and not lose the usual amenities. On the one hand, it is a large, modern city, and on the other hand, koalas and other animals live here right in the parks. Tourists are also attracted to scuba diving to natural and artificial reefs.
20. The Jungle of Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, tourists are offered to enjoy the view of the impenetrable jungle, right without getting up from the luxurious sofas. The Heritage Hotel Kandalama is built on a high cliff, offering a wonderful view of many kilometers around. Tropical thickets are not the most suitable habitat for residents of European cities. But the verandas of the hotel give the usual comfort, hygienic protection and a complete overview of all the wonders of the forest.
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