If you’re planning on going on holiday anytime soon, it’s always worth looking to see if there’s an animal sanctuary nearby for yourself, family or friends to visit.
By visiting an animal sanctuary or conservation site, you’ll be educated further on the animal’s species and begin to give these animals a better future.
Start Hotel Travel takes a look at some of the most popular and visited animal sanctuaries that you have to visit if you ever get the chance too.
Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation
Chiang Mai is a city in Thailand that is home to a number of elephant sanctuaries. There are a number of incredible sites to visit and go up-close with these large, gentle, loving animals.
Maeklang Elephant Conversation Community is an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai that offers tourists a unique tour in exploring the elephants, watching them play and feeding them too. It truly is an eye-opening animal sanctuary you have to visit soon.
Brisbane: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Based in the heart of Brisbane is an incredibly large woodland reserve that is home to the oldest and largest koala rescue centre. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary gives visitors a fantastic insight into the wildlife commonly associated with Australia.
At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, you’ll be able to cuddle koala bears, handle snakes and feed kangaroos too. You’ll be able to experience what it’s like to be a keeper for these magnificent animals right under the Brisbane sun.
Sabah: Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
Deforestation caused by palm oil has left orangutans under the threat of extinction. The Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary houses a number of these animals that need rehabilitation as well as providing critical medical care to them too.
Although visitors are restricted when it comes to interacting with the orangutans, the sanctuary has a visitor centre that offers a range of educational activities that will give you a further understanding into the species and what you can do to help.