The best places to see cute, cuddly and majestic animals.
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! For animal lovers, the world is full of great vacation destinations, whether you want to spend it running like mad and yelling "Mush!", lounging in an upscale inn admiring the 45 centimetre-long tongues of some of its guests, or taking a dip with a bunch of animated balls of goo, we've compiled a list of 10 of our favourites. (In no particular order, I must confess. In this case, I long to go to every one of them just about equally. Yes, even the one in Orlando — I unabashedly love Florida, and my two-year-old is gator-mad.)
The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribat... More The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribati recently declared a 12-nautical-mile fishing exclusion zone around each of the five islands, thanks in part to the efforts of National Geographic's Pristine Seas initiative and Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, who led a research expedition there in 2009. "Diving at the southern Line Islands reveals what the seas once were, in all their richness and wonder," says Sala. "Coming here has reset our entire understanding of what's natural, and has given us a new baseline against which to measure healthy and unhealthy reefs everywhere." Read more about the southern Line Islands online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/southern-line-islands/warne-text
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