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Need a break from the hustle bustle of city life? Spend a day with Mother Nature in its purest form with exotic birds and animals at some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Feed elephants, hold koalas, observe hippos, and take selfies with birds in these below-mentioned wildlife sanctuaries from around the world. Use Booking.com coupons to book hotels, hostels and other stay options near these sanctuaries for easy travel.
Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary, New Zealand
This sanctuary is located on Tiritiri Matangi Island which is about 30 km from Auckland. It is home to more than 70 different species of birds and more than 10 species of animals. The different species of birds have been categorized into endemic, native, non-native and shorebirds and seabirds. The sanctuary is accessible to visitors by a regular ferry service. Check out the amazing Booking.com deals for booking your stay in convenient, nearby areas.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Australia
Originally opened as a refuge for the safety of koalas, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is now home to over 70 species of wildlife including kangaroos, the Tasmanian Devil, Wombat, the Southern Cassowary, echidnas, kookaburras and more. Located 12 km from Brisbane City, this sanctuary can be accessed by visitors through taxi, public bus service and river cruise. Pet reptiles, feed a platypus, walk with a dingo and touch koalas at this sanctuary. You could become an adult keeper (like a zoo keeper) for a day too!
Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, Ghana
Mainly dedicated to protecting the population of Hippopotamuses in Ghana, this community project covers an area of 40 km along the Black Volta river. Along with hippos, this sanctuary also provides a natural, protective environment for baboons, bats, hedgehogs, chameleons, pythons and more than 250 species of birds. Visitors are also taken for trips down the river to sight the hippos going about their daily activities from a near, yet safe distance. Booking.com offers a number of accommodations near this area.
Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
This elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre claims to be one of the most ethical elephant sanctuaries in the world. Located in Northern Thailand, Elephant Nature Park really takes care of each and every elephant, even going as far as naming each one individually and celebrating the different stages of their lives. The sanctuary also rescues dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals and also allows visitors to feed and bathe the elephants.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a popular tourist destination and houses a unique tropical rainforest-like environment for the conservation and natural breeding of a huge variety of birds like the Asian Fairy Bluebird, the Sun Conures, flamingos, pea fowls and other flightless birds. The park consists of three free-flight zones, including a Hornbill Park, and a zone where birds are put in cages and mini aviaries for the purpose of breeding. You can touch and feed the birds and even let them perch on your shoulders.
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