Bearing it all in the US of A
Whether it is big cats, a grizzly bear or a wild buffalo that you are looking for, the USA has it covered. There aren’t too many countries in the world with terrain, or wildlife, as varied as you can find here. Just hop on a plane and explore frozen Alaska, the canyons of Arizona, or the forests of Yellowstone – not sure where to start? Don’t worry, here at Eco Companion, we have selected some of the finest wildlife adventures for you!
Polar bears in Alaska
Every autumn, as many as 30 polar bears make their way to Barter Island in the search for food. Something that is, sadly, becoming a more challenging task thanks to the effects of global warming. Spend a day on a boat in the Arctic Ocean, watching the bears napping or even eating. Your knowledgeable guides will educate you on polar bears as well as the other arctic animals that you come across. Fingers crossed you might see the aurora borealis as well!
Experience this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/polar-bears-of-barter-island
Caribou in Alaska
Join thousands of caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as they clamour up tundra ridges and through icy rivers as part of their mass migration. But it isn’t just caribou that you will see, but also wolves, bears, wolverines and the Golden Eagle hovering overhead. In addition to having an incredible experience, know that you are helping with conservation efforts in the region – Arctic Wild donates some of its profits into conservation organisations.
Witness this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/mission-caribou
Canyons and desert in Arizona
Visit the incredible Zion and Bryce Canyon to see the unparalleled landscapes of Arizona. Natural Habitat Adventures are a global leader in sustainable tourism and they were the first travel company to become completely carbon-neutral. Get off the tourist trail and stay in stone and timber national park lodges in surroundings that are so spectacular they will leave you breathless.
See this for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/canyons-of-the-american-southwest
Animal rescue, Florida
Did you know that Florida has over 700 species of wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else in the world? Sadly, the exotic pet trade has meant that many of these animals have been bred for a life of captivity or for use in the entertainment industry. Luckily for these animals, the East Coast Animal Rescue project is helping to rescue these animals. This experience lets you lend a hand to help care for rescued animals including bears, big cats, wolves, bats and primates. This is an experience you will never forget!
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