Animals

Asia
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Malaysia

Staying Along the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

The Kinabatangan River is an awesome place to see wildlife, and is still one of my top favourite places in the world to see animals – partly due to the great variety and fairly good density, bit also due to the beautiful surroundings of the river and its banks.  However you just can’t do the […]

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Europe
Germany

Visit Amazing Animals at Cologne Zoo

This was my second visit to the Cologne Zoo, however where as I drove there last time and parked in the very impressive bamboo car park, this time we used the metro rail – which is a pretty easy and effective way to get around the city.  The stop for the zoo is just a […]

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Europe
Netherlands

Planckendael Zoo

Certainly within Europe Planckendael has to be a contender for one of my favourite zoos.  Generally we will take a couple of hours to make our way around your average zoo…. And it doesn’t even seem to matter too much how big it is.  We have a real passion for seeing things which we have never […]

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Misc. Travel Articles & Tips

Are “Unaccredited” Zoos Worth Visiting?

In this age we know that animals all have very different and specific needs if they are kept in captivity, and many people question whether or not we actually still need zoos and aquariums…  The short answer to this, from my point of view is that there are many zoos around the world which carry […]

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Asia
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Malaysia

Visit the Magnificent Turtle Island (Sellingan)

Turtle Island is an amazing place to visit, and I would recommend that anyone who goes to Borneo should make a trip to Sellingan (or Turtle Island as it’s affectionately known) top priority! We were a little concerned about the accommodation after reading a few reviews… However even though the rooms are a little basic […]

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Asia
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Malaysia

Best Places to see Orangutans in Borneo

Borneo has a number of iconic species, including the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkey and of course the incredible old man of the forest, or orangutan as you and I know them as.  During my trip to Borneo I was lucky enough to see all 3 of these in the wild, however the focus of this […]

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Asia
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Vietnam

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Please keep in mind how much money Vietnam has at its disposal, to invest in to tourism and animals in particular when you look around Saigon Zoo (it is important to keep everything in perespective)… Enclosures & Animals However even considering this, Saigon is a great zoo with just a couple of enclosures where any […]

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Europe
France

Visit the Beautiful ZooParc de Tregomeur

There is no doubt that this is one of the most beautifully landscaped zoos I have ever been to! They take a lot of inspiration from Asian landscaping and architecture, which fits with much of their collection which features Asian animals heavily (although there are also some European, American and African animals). It uses statues […]

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Europe
UK

Wingham Wildlife Park

Self professed as being the fastest growing zoo in Kent – a statement which I think is pretty easy to justify.  You don’t need to be away from the park for long to see something new upon your next visit. Some of the locals still remember this as the old Wingham Bird Park opened in […]

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Australasia
Australia
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Where to see Koalas in the Wild

Now for starters it’s important to remember one very important fact if you want to see the beautiful, unique and enigmatic Koala (which by the way is not a bear) in the wild… …  You need to travel over to Australia! But once you arrive in Australia there are a few important factors to consider […]

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