Think that penguins only live in Antarctica on its sheets of ice? Here are five countries where you can find exotic penguins.
There are thousands of reasons why a person spends some time for travel. Others are looking for a place to release their stress and freshen up their mood, others travel to meet new people and explore new things while others are finding a place depending on their hobbies, desires and interests. Notable types of travelers include those who are looking for the ultimate animal encounter.
The greater one-horned rhinoceros are now critically endangered, with only 3,500 of them left in the wild.
The Caprivi Strip in Namibia is used to be closed to tourists due to conflicts of war. But, now, people can get up close and observe the animals in their natural habitats through the region's array of programs.
Sloths have taken the internet by storm, and one of animal rescue center in Oregon decided to let visitors spend the night with the well-loved creatures. Sloth Sleepovers at the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center allow people to sleep with the animals after dinnertime for $600.
Om Sin, or "Piggy Bank" the sea turtle has died due to blood poisoning after swallowing nearly 1,000 coins thrown by locals and tourists. The sea turtle has undergone two surgeries since March 6 with veterinarians removing about 11 pounds of coins all in all in Om Sin's stomach.
China plans to build a 10,500 square-mile national park for pandas in the country's Sichuan province to help the preservation of the endangered species, though, they have to relocate about 172,000 people to have the project realized. Inhabitants of the area have always caused concern and even threatened panda habitats throughout the years.
Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park, has a new park, or rather, bark ranger who has a penchant for belly rubs, and the heart to protect both humans and animals alike. Gracie, the border collie, is the park's newest ranger who uses her herding skills to steer away from a group of deer from mountain lions, or glacier goats and sheep away from hunters or residential areas.
Manchester has opened its first beach-themed dog café in Wythenshawe for all dog lovers and their pups to play and lounge all day. The Beach Dog Café was built by Tony and Tania Golden who incorporated other services in the establishment like dog day care, home dog boarding, dog grooming, and dog walking.
A unanimous council committee decision has rejected to renew the license of South Lakes Safari Zoo after knowing that almost 500 animals died in just two years in its care. The Barrow Council gave its ultimatum of turning down the application of renewal after concerns over animal welfare had been raised.
A town, Sri Racha, near the Gulf of Thailand, has a pond on which people, locals and tourists alike, tossed coins for a turtle that was believed to be holy and brought them luck. However, Om Sin the sea turtle suffered from eating almost 1,000 coins thrown into her pond.
Do you love cats? You can cozy up and eat your desserts in these five cat cafes in Singapore. These cafes let you pet, play and learn all about the story of each cats living in the establishments. Travelers Today also get to find out how the owners rescued some of their feline friends on the streets.
Authorities and volunteers have been in full search and rescue during the previous weeks after Sunny, a female red panda, suddenly went missing from her habitat in Virginia Zoo.
About 16 wild bison were reintroduced last week to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada's oldest national park, after more than a century of poaching and hunting that almost drove them to extinction. Park official considered the initiative successful as the animals are adapting well to their new environment.
Animal welfare groups are calling on tourists to stop buying turtle products as it encourages poachers to kill more of the animals. Too Rare To Wear organization has seen Hawkbill turtles as one of the most exploited species of their kind in the world and found 90 percent of their population has been dwindling down through the years.
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