Nara Park 🇯🇵 🦌
According to Shinto tradition and lore, Nara deer were the sacred messengers of the gods, such that, in ancient times, killing a deer in Nara was a crime punishable by death. These days the deer are no longer considered sacred, but to honor tradition they’re considered national treasures, which is why we can see them roaming in Nara Park.
In fact, that’s why the park is sometimes called Nara deer park or Japan’s deer forest; it’s easily the area’s most defining feature. Today, there are over 1,200 deer in Nara Park, which is located in Nara, in Japan’s Kansai region. These deer are called sika, which is derived from the Japanese word for deer: shika.
Osaka Tempozan Anipa 🇯🇵 🦉
Tempozan Anipa is an animal cafe where you get to pet lots of animals. There are many animals in this small place, alpacas, capybaras, kangaroos, tortoises, dogs, cats, birds and many small animals.
It was our first time seeing capybaras and getting to touch them. The kangaroos were slightly scary but they weren’t the adult size. The alpaca was super cute.
Rottnest Island Smiling Quokka 🇦🇺 🦫
The Quokka is the only mammal which is native to Rottnest Island and can be found almost everywhere on the Island. It is mainly nocturnal. This means that it is mostly active at night, preferring to rest or sleep in the shade during the day.
The Quokka bounds and hops along the ground although it can climb trees if it needs to. It will sit on its hind legs to look around and will also use its front paws to search for and pick up food. They have become one of the main tourist attractions of Rottnest Island because they have a cute appearance and are easy to see.
Elephant Trekking 🇹🇭 🐘
Elephant Sanctuaries in Phuket have rapidly become very popular as the attitude towards animal-based attractions changes. The emphasis at these camps is on ethical, animal-friendly interaction with these majestic creatures, many of whom have been rescued or retired from the local logging and elephant trekking industries.
The welfare of the residents is often the first priority of such places. We learn far more about the gentle giants than we would from a short ride on their back, and both us and the elephants are far more likely to have a fun time together.
Sea World Gold Coast 🇦🇺 🐬
Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It includes rides, animal exhibits and other attractions, and it promotes conservation through education and the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
There are many land and water based animal adventures on offer at Sea World that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Make memories you’ll cherish forever with one of the many exclusive experiences on offer. Get up close and personal with our seals, dolphins, penguins plus much more!
Tiger Kingdom 🇹🇭 🐅
The draw of getting to see a live tiger up close and person is easily understood. There is nothing more beautiful than the sight of these gorgeous big cats in the wild. While we may love our house cats, there is something about how exotic and different their much larger, wild counterparts are that entices us to want to see them for ourselves.
Tiger Kingdom Phuket is a once in a lifetime experience where we get to meet, play, and have our photo taken with tigers! Watch the tigers as we kick back with some food and drink from top-quality restaurant. We sure had a very memorable experience!
Koala Experience 🇦🇺 🐨
Get up close and personal to one of Australia’s biggest icons. We got the opportunity to learn about the koala’s features, habitat, reproduction, gum species preferences and other quirky little facts about these gorgeous critters.
Meet some of the koala families inside their Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary homes. At the completion of our experience we got to will hold one of everyone’s favourite little Aussie legends whilst having a professional photograph to capture our experience.
Burmese Python 🇹🇭 🐍
Up close and personal photograph with a tamed Burmese python. Burmese pythons, with their beautifully patterned skin, rapid growth rate, and generally docile disposition, may be best known as the large snake of choice among reptile owners.
Burmese pythons are best known for the way they catch and eat their food. The snake uses its sharp rearward-pointing teeth to seize prey, and then coils its body around the animal, squeezing a little tighter with each exhale until the animal suffocates. Stretchy ligaments in their jaws allow them to swallow animals up to five times as wide as their head!