Meeting wild animals in their natural habitat can be an exciting and life changing experience, and this is one of the ways that travel helps us connect with the world around us. But experiments with wild animals that involve cruelty, unnecessary captivity or inappropriate interaction with humans should be a cause for concern, be avoided and reported.
Other exceptions may be provided, like animal shelters that take care of orphaned animals or those that have been stolen from their parents, who can no longer survive in nature and depend on humans for their survival. These include, for example, Jane Goodall's Chimp Eden in Africa and the island of lemurs in Madagascar..
“The must is an unforced encounter with wildlife in its natural environment”.
Too many tourists can also impact communities struggling to cope with the negative impacts of pressure on fragile ecosystems., especially waste, the erosion of trails and noise.
Watching wildlife without being disturbed by humans has to be one of the most amazing experiences, because animals behave in a natural and non-threatening way. Travel responsibly., adopt a way that will be good and ethical to you. Travel for you and for the communities you visit.
From an article by Kate Duthie. 2018 for Nomads of the world.