The best countries for animal lovers

The best countries for animal lovers

We take a walk through the regions of the world with the greatest diversity of wild species.


Australia It is one of those areas where life bustles and where the most curious and strange species on the planet can be found. Among mammals, reptiles, fish, insects ... Australia could not be absent from this list. One of its most characteristic and accessible animals is the quokka, the size of a cat and without fear of humans.

Other species that make up the Australian fauna are: the dingo, the kangaroo, the koala, the platypus, the Tasmanian wolf ...


Brazil, the fifth most populous country in the world is the best corner to observe jaguars. The Great Pantanal of Brazil represents the largest wetland in the world and probably the richest ecosystem in the world in biodiversity of flora and fauna. It is precisely the best place on the planet to see the elusive jaguar. Especially between the months of June and November.


What better place thanChina to see panda bears. Not surprisingly, it is a species native to central China, especially in mountainous regions. In the eastern country you will find the Panda Base, an important panda conservation center and a large oasis where there are more than 90 specimens among bamboo bushes and pagodas. There you can see pandas all year round, even red pandas, but if you go in August or September you will have the opportunity to see newborns too.


If you like birds, specifically if you are a fan of hummingbirds, your country isColombia. In Colombia there are more than 1,900 species of birds, more than in any other country, and many of them can be seen even in Bogotá, its capital. The Enchanted Garden Sanctuary of San Francisco de Sales is a well-known birdwatching area. There you can see up to 16 species of hummingbirds.

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo It is one of the few areas where you can find mountain gorillas in the wild. These gentle but giant friends - they can weigh 200 kg - are our closest relatives: they share 98% of our DNA. We can see them in Virungas, a chain of volcanoes that cross Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo.


The Galapagos are the largest tortoises and also the longest-lived animals of all vertebrates. About 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, Galapagos Islands they are your home. This archipelago of 13 islands was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978 by Unesco. We will also find dolphins, sharks, whales, iguanas, lizards or sea lions.


TheIndia It is the cradle of the Bengal tiger. In Jim Corbett National Park, located in the Himalayan foothills of Kumao, tigers often roam this area. However, in Madhya Pradesh, in the heart of India, you will find the best possibility of observation. Bandhavgarh National Park with an area of ​​105 square kilometers is the area with the highest density of tigers per square meter. As a curiosity, the Pench National Park is the area where the intrigue ofThe Jungle Book.


The largest lizards in the world are found on five islands of Indonesia: Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Padar. There, the Komodo dragon is a super predator of its ecosystem, as this lizard has an average length of two to three meters and a weight of about 70 kg. It is listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List.


The fourth largest island in the world,Madagascar, it is also the home of chameleons. Madagascar is a treasure of biodiversity (70% of the species that live there are unique in the world) and there are more than half of the chameleons on the planet. Hence, for chameleon lovers, the destination to choose is undoubtedly Madagascar.


The best corner of the planet to observe the ‘old man of the forest’, the orangutan, isMalaysia. Unfortunately, orangutans are in a worrying state due to their accelerated disappearance due to the destruction of their habitat. We recommend visiting the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center in Sandakan.


If what you want is to see dolphins, your destination isMexico. It is everyone's favorite mammal and you can see so many as you cross the Gulf of California, which is also home to the vaquita porpoise. Mantas, sea lions or the blue whale (the largest creature on the planet), are other species that you will find in the area.


You can find the friendly and shy tarsians in the islands of Southeast Asia, with some endemic species in the Philippine Islands. They are nocturnal mammals with large, bulbous eyes that represent one of the smallest primates in the world. Some live in Bohol and can be seen at the city's conservation center.


If you want to see bison, your trip is toU.S. The American bison is officially the national mammal of the United States since President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Act in 2016. This majestic animal can measure up to 1.60 meters high and 3 meters long, and weigh from 450 to 1350 kg.

South Africa

South Africa (specifically in Samara) is the best corner of the planet to see theaardvark, that species of mammal native to Africa that is considered a true living fossil for preserving primitive features that have been lost in theEutheria. Solitary and nocturnal animals, these anteaters are armed with powerful claws for digging. Once it sniffs the termites with its long snout, it is able to quickly pick them up and ingest them with its sticky tongue.

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