Everyone loves animals, right? Well, maybe not everyone, but I think it’s fair to say that most people have a soft spot for at least one type of animal out there—be they cats, dogs, elephants or anything else one could possibly name.
That being the case, the appeal of spotting some kind of animal other than their household pet has drawn even the most reclusive and tech-reliant of humans out of their caves and into the world for many years now. People of all ages and creeds are drawn to zoos across the world to spot some of the wonderful creatures that lie within, but some take it even further. For some, the only ethical and logical way to go about spotting one of the plethora of undomesticated species out there is to find them in the wild—and what better way to do that than to visit a national park or preserve?
Looking to go on your own personal safari? Try these national parks and preserves.
All information courtesy of the National Park Service.
1. Grand Teton National Park; 2. Everglades National Park; 3. Theodore Roosevelt National Park 4. Biscayne National Park; 5. Redwood National Park
Natalie Wickstrom is a freelance writer based in Athens, Georgia. She most likely wrote this piece to the tune of a movie score whilst chewing gum.