From Asia, to Africa, to South America, breakneck development is pushing some species to the brink of extinction. But there’s something you can do to help. Next time you’re on vacation, consider visiting an animal sanctuary. Not only will you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience (think: communing with a baby sloth), your donations and entrance fees will support important conservation work. Here are 10 sanctuaries you might want to check out.
The Gibbon Experience
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The Cheetah Eco Lodge
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
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Jarjeer Mule and Donkey Refuge
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Jaguar Ecological Reserve
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Elephant Nature Park
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African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
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