An­i­mal magic

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Maine has the sec­ond-largest moose pop­u­la­tion in the U.S. af­ter Alaska, and BAR HAR­BOR is a great place to see th­ese iconic crea­tures from May to Oc­to­ber. Take a short boat ride from Bos­ton Har­bour to see mighty hump­back whales and white-sided dol­phins feed­ing in the STELLWAGEN BANK NA­TIONAL MARINE SANC­TU­ARY. On Hawai‘i’s BIG IS­LAND, kayak bril­liant-blue wa­ters amid a pod of spin­ner dol­phins or take a night tour from Kona for an ex­hil­a­rat­ing dive or snorkel with grace­ful, gi­ant manta rays. Visit some of the 308 view­ing sites on the GREAT TEXAS COASTAL BIRD­ING TRAIL to see over 450 bird species. The un­spoiled ASSATEAGUE IS­LAND NA­TIONAL SEASHORE, off the coast of Mary­land and Vir­ginia, is home to a pop­u­la­tion of wild ponies that have roamed its beaches and marsh­lands since the 1600s. Slip into warm wa­ters of KINGS BAY in Florida’s Crys­tal River and you’ll be en­ter­ing the mag­i­cal realm of the mana­tee. It is one of the few places in the world you can snorkel with th­ese gen­tle marine giants. Feel the thunder of a stam­ped­ing herd at the an­nual au­tumn BUF­FALO ROUNDUP in South Dakota’s Custer State Park. Na­tive grey wolves were rein­tro­duced to YEL­LOW­STONE NA­TIONAL PARK in the ‘90s to help re­store the ecosys­tem to its pre-colo­nial glory. Look out for griz­zlies, moun­tain lions, coy­otes and bi­son, too.

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