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10 Places and Groups Offering Adventures with Animals

How about a picnic lunch with llamas?

1. Mountain Horse Farm, Naples, New York. Pet and snuggle up to cows at this retreat in the Finger Lakes region.

2. Juneau Sled Dog Discovery, Juneau, Alaska. Learn to mush and take a one-mile dogsled ride.

3. Falconry School, County Mayo, Ireland. Wearing a special glove, teach a Harris hawk to land on your hand.

4. Paragon Guides, Vail, Colorado. Enjoy a half-day trek and picnic lunch with llamas.

5. Living with Elephants Foundation, Botswana. Meet the foundation’s adopted elephants.

6. Various tour groups, Uganda. Come face to face with the last remaining gorillas in the wild.

7. Ocean Quest Adventures, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Snorkel your way to an encounter with humpback whales in their largest summer gathering place.

8. Chengdu Panda Base, Chengdu, China. Nearly a hundred giant pandas live at this research center, which is open to the public.

9. Bishop, Georgia. Take a one-hour trail ride on the back of a gentle Clydesdale.

10. Omega Park, Montebello, Canada. Watch wolves dinner feeding from a viewing platform, then spend the night in a log hut with panoramic glass windows that overlook their territory.