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8 Ways to See Wildlife Responsibly When You Travel


For many travelers, the most thrilling part of a trip to a far-off destination is witnessing the local animals in their natural habitat. Every year visitors line up to see sharks in South Africa, elephants in Sri Lanka, and tigers in Thailand—but most people don’t understand  that these animal attractions often harm the animals or their environment.

Rather than taking part in harmful pastimes like riding endangered elephants, swimming with captured dolphins, or posing with chained big cats, why not participate in the many wildlife activities that support local species? Here are eight ways to do it responsibly.

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Associate Editor Shannon McMahon writes about all things travel. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter for more insight and adventures.

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