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Kangaroos are wild animals. While you will come across them if you are driving in rural areas, do not approach them. While most will simply run away, some may enter a more defensive posture especially if there are young (joeys) nearby. A kick from an adult can kill a human (http://www.amazingaustralia.com.au/animals/kangaroo_attacks.htm). Kangaroos can be ...


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It depends on how close you intend on getting for your selfies. If you insist on approaching closely, I would only do so in a controlled environment. If you're willing to have your selfie with the kangaroos a dozen or more metres in the background, you'll be fine. As to where you're able to do so, just about every major town or tourist location has some ...


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National parks are a bit far but you have many options depending on how long you are willing to travel. Here are a couple options closer or further from Lyon. Parc National des Écrins This is far from Lyon and better done from Grenoble (1h30 from Lyon), and it is the beginning of "real" mountains, the Alps. This is one destination option among many. You ...


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Here's a recent article from the Phnom Penh Post: Dealing in turtles is mostly illegal in Cambodia, where six of the 14 turtle species are endangered, some critically. The only legitimate options are to import them or buy from the single licensed farm. But a thriving trade that stretches from small provincial restaurants in Cambodia to Hong Kong ...


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The Cairns Tropical Zoo has a Kangaroo enclosure: Spend time in our kangaroo area. Around 60 tame Eastern Grey kangaroos spend their day meeting visitors, eating from your hand and lazing in the heat of the day. I can confirm that they will let you get relatively close if they are in the right mood, but not necessarily for the kind of "hugging" selfie ...


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The Dombes region is accessible from Lyon by regional train (TER) in about 35 minutes. The region has hundreds of ponds, used for fish farming. There are 130 bird species living here and waterfowl abound. There are walking and biking routes, bike rental is available. http://www.villars-les-dombes.com/


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Close to Estepona there are a roman baths called "Baños de la Hedionda" (stinky baths, literally). To get there you have to have your own vehicle or find a local transport to Manilva (it's the nearest village). From Manilva you can walk (there are some interesting trekkings around there) or go by car. If you have a GPS go to: (WGS84) 36.396483 -5.2614660 ...


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The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane also has a kangaroo enclosure where you can hand-feed kangaroos, including (according to their website) Red Kangaroos and Eastern Grey Kangaroos. I visited many years ago and can confirm that they will eat out of your hand; however, selfies were not a thing then, and so I didn't try to take one.


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If you are concerned about the care of dolphins, don't go swimming with them. Whale and Dolphin Conservation have an article about the Issues with swimming with dolphins. Dolphins are very intelligent animals, in the wild they can travel great distances. If kept in confinement , are not able to live naturally, and travel and hunt as they would in the wild. ...


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Spain has a wealth of hiking areas, Asturias, Cantabria, Galicia and the Basque Country offer amazing landscapes. Some people call them the Switzerland by the Sea. Sites worth visiting for hinking, landscaping and taking photographs: - Cordillera Cantábrica 1. Lagos de Covadonga (Asturias) Senda del Oso (Asturias) where you will be able to see bears ...


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I'm aware of only two: Tiger Temple, close to Kanchanaburi You can have your picture taken with grown up tigers. Fascinating. I've been here and don't remember young tigers. Tiger Kingdom, close to Chiang Mai Here, the draw is being able to play with young tigers. I've been here, it was awesome. 'safe' is very relative. It's extremely unlikely anything ...


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TL;DR: There is no problem taking a bath there, unless you run into some private people who think it's a bad idea personally. Long version: The question is if the well is on public land or not. Let's try to locate it and see: The pool the Wikipedia page refers to belongs to a completely different church (St Mary-in-the-Castle Church) and is in a ...


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Gelada's you may find mostly in mountain terrain in the north of Ethiopia. You could be lucky even in Addis but I don't know any good spot. Better chances you could have around the rifts near Aletu. If you go further and reach out until Debre Sina you can see many of them easily. They are in use to human visitors and will let you come close. Nights in Debre ...


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Perhaps "sea lice" which are larva of jelly fish. While most folks develop a rash, not everyone does and their "bite" (actually a sting of venom) feels like a needle. There likely could be other sea life larva that can bite or burrow into your skin while swimming, but I am not familiar enough with the Red Sea to name names.


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If you are traveling to Melbourne, I recommend you visit Healesville Sanctuary, it's about an hour east of Melbourne, they have Kangaroo's they are quite used to people. http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/animals


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Depending on how isolated you are looking for, there are plenty of cottages for rent on islands in Ontario. Here is a search result for island cottages on one site. Costs are from a few hundred per day. Some of these are not very isolated - only a few hundred yards from other cottages across the water, and may have boaters coming close to the island. All of ...


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Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster (or sometimes Dinosaur) in Vermont (usa) Wikipedia: REDACTED Other: REDACTED http://www.lakechamplainregion.com/recreation/heritage/champ Just in case, both Vermont and New York (states bordering the lake) enacted laws to protect Champ back in the 80s. ...


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Bunyip Australian Moehau Monster / man Wikipedia The Moehau (also called the Maeroero) is reputed to be a large, hairy hominid cryptid in the Coromandel-Moehau ranges of New Zealand's North Island. It may be synonymous with the Maero, another New Zealand cryptid, because both have been reported have long, sharp fingers in some sources. In fact, ...


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I would recommend Shikoku. It's kind of the forgotten island with the least tourism, from both Japanese and foreigners. It's very natural and although public transportation isn't as regular (as would be expected from a lower population island) it's still decent with some planning: ...


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The official Turismo de Vigo website has a dedicated page on hiking with plenty of information. It mentions hiking routes for beginners and experienced hikers, as well as various sea-view trails. The Federacion Gallega de Montanismo (the Galician Mountaineering Federation) is headquartered in Vigo, hence you could try contacting them for information on ...


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I answer myself. After some extensive researching, I've found this blog post in Spanish that says: The visitor center has some confortable huts with beds, bathroom and AC [..] is the only place you can stay overnight, because you cannot camp. Also, it explains that there are crocodiles in the area, so it's not a good idea to camp in the beach even ...


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The Camping page for Yellowstone National Park describes two types of campgrounds: reservation and first-come-first-served. Obviously for the reservation type, you need to make a reservation; at peak times I would expect them to be fully booked. Summer weekends are probably the most popular times of all. For first-come-first-served, you would need to ...


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Featherdale in Sydney has wallabies and possibly roos. Bonorong, just outside Hobart, has both. In fact, they give you a bag of food for them upon entry. They seem to be very people friendly and don't mind you petting them.


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I went to the Featherdale Wildlife Park outside of Sydney when I was about 16. It was great and plenty of exotic(by my standards) animals running around that could be fed and touched. However, I don't recall any kangaroos that were free roaming in the park, I think they were all in enclosed spaces, but plenty of small wallabies running around like goons.


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Travelling with Pets on Indian Railway The Indian Rails Rules for Luggage regulate the carriage of birds, without mentioning parrots explicitly. The sender (i.e. the OP in our case) must fill in a Forwarding Note, as specified in Section 64 of the Railway Act, providing details on the animals. These include declaring the value of the animals in order to ...


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Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide has tame Kangaroos for selfies.


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Just to expand on a couple of the answers above, in logistical terms it's true that you have to fly to get to either Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado, but... it's worth noting that from Iquitos you can only really fly to Lima whereas you can fly between Puerto Maldonado and Cusco as well as Lima - this means that Puerto Maldonado fits in much better to a trip in ...


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I'll note up front that I've only been to Puerto Maldonado of the two, but of your interests you've listed: While Puerto Maldonado is on the Rio Madre de Dios, Iquitos is on the Amazon River proper. At Iquitos it is already at least three times the size of Rio Madre de Dios. Advantage: Iquitos. Monkeys are visible at both, but the river dolphins are only ...


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I have quite a bit South American experience though, in fairness, not too much Amazonian experience. That said, Puerto Maldonado is not at all on the tourist trail. Public transport to Puerto Maldonado is infrequent, the city has very few tour operators and the hotels do not cater to tourists. I traveled through Puerto Maldonado last year, on my way to ...



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