Africa is perhaps the first destination one thinks of when considering where to view endangered species in the wild, whether that be on a safari drive or a jungle trek. Abbe Bates explores the opportunities.
The Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it covers 34 hectares (84 acres) and is located in Berlin’s Tiergarten. With about 1,500 different species and almost 20,500 animals the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world.
The popularity of seeing majestic African lions has been highlighted by the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, currently running until 30th August 2015 at the Natural History Museum and celebrating its 50th year this year.
Western Africa is perhaps less well known than the more famous areas of East and South Africa but there are many hidden gems to explore as a result.
East Africa is renowned for its concentrations of wild animals such as the big five of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and black rhino, though populations have been declining in recent times, particularly those of the rhino and elephant.
NAUSICAA is the French National Sea Life Centre in the coastal town of Boulogne-sur-Mer. There are 36,000 animals from 1,000 different species living at NAUSICAA. It is a member of the World Ocean Network and recently opened a new exhibition, At Sea On Board the Thalassa.