CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
TOUCAN Costa Rica is a great place to
spot toucan and other colourful Central
LLAMA Meet the llama in Peru. Watch girls
in coloured costumes herd them in the
mountains around Machu Picchu.
GIANT TORTOISE The Galapagos Islands are
the place to see this ancient species. Lindblad
Expeditions have family-friendly cruises.
ALBATROSS These birds spend a lot of time
at sea, but good nesting grounds are in the
sub-Antarctic islands of South America and
the islands of Ecuador.
LION South Africa is a great place for a safari
in search of the Lion King and the other
animals of the Big Five.
ELEPHANT Botswana is probably the
elephant capital of Africa, especially in Chobe
ZEBRA You’ll see abundant zebra in
Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania but they are
common all over Africa.
RHINO Hunted by poachers for their horns,
private game reserves seek to protect the
rhino. See them at Sabi Sand or Kruger
National Park in South Africa.
GIRAFFE Look out for giraffe spreading their
legs in a triangular shape around waterholes
all over Africa. At Giraffe Manor in Kenya,
tame giraffe will stick their head through the
window at breakfast.
HIPPO The most dangerous animal in Africa
despite its benign appearance. See them
wallowing in the Zambezi above Victoria Falls.
POLAR BEAR Churchill, Manitoba is known
as the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Tours
can be tailored according to the time your
family has to spare.
WALRUS Both males and females have large
tusks. See them on specialist Arctic tours.
FOX Foxes adapt well to many different
habitats. The English countryside is still a
good place to see them.
BADGER Found all over Europe. At Badger
Watch in Dorset, UK you can watch the blackand-
white-faced badgers from special hides.
RED SQUIRREL The red squirrel is harder to
see than the grey one. They are best spotted
in UK woods in October when there are less
leaves on the trees.
OWL Thirteen species of owl are found
in Europe. The Screech Owl Sanctuary in
Cornwall has owls from all over the world.
MOOSE These sad-faced animals can be
found in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia,
Estonia and Poland. In winter in Scandinavian
mountain villages you might see one walking
down the main street.
GIANT PANDA The shy giant panda is best
seen in Chengdu, China.
TIGER ‘The Jungle Book’ fans will know that
Shere Khan’s relatives are found mainly in
India and Nepal.
INDIAN ELEPHANT Milder than its African
cousin, the small-eared elephant is foun
DEER In Japan the dainty deer can be seen
in Nara Park at the foot of Mount Wakakusa.
ORANGUTAN Orang-utan means ‘person of
the forest’ in the Malay language. Borneo is a
good place to see them.
PENGUIN ‘Happy Feet’ fans will love the
variety of penguins found in this icy region,
from the regal emperor penguins to the
cheeky Adélie penguins. Abercrombie & Kent
organises family trips to Antarctica.
SEAL Six types live here: the Antarctic fur,
crabeater, leopard, elephant, Ross and
Weddell seals. These six species make up
the majority of the world’s seal population.