Where in the world to spot the four-legged and furry, scaly and feathered?
Children love animals and nothing makes a better theme for a family trip than a chance to see monkeys or elephants or a giant panda. But where in the world do you find them? Here’s our visual guide to the best destinations to find the four-legged and furry – and a few with tusks or scales, too.
BEAR Grizzly bears, brown bears and black bears can all be seen in northern parts of the US and Canada. Watch grizzlies fish for salmon at Knight Inlet Lodge in Canada. BISON Once roaming the grasslands of the west, they can now be seen in national parks, such as Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, and Custer State Park, South Dakota. HORSE There are 33,000 wild mustangs in the US, concentrated in Colorado and Montana. Or stay at a dude ranch and ride the domesticated version. RACCOON These little creatures are found all over the US. Go for a walk in the woods and see if you can spot one. ALLIGATOR You’ll find a lot of ‘gators in Louisiana and Florida. Take an Everglades airboat tour to spot them. TOUCAN Costa Rica is a great place to spot toucan and other colourful Central American birds. LLAMA Meet the llama in Peru. Watch girls in coloured costumes herd them in the mountains around Machu Picchu. VOLUME 8 2017