3 holiday destinations with the most exotic wildlife

3 holiday destinations with the most exotic wildlife
Amongst the endemic species found on Madagascar, you have over 50 variations of lemurs.
PHOTO: Pixabay

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Although there are zoos, aquariums and nature reserves in Singapore, animal and/or nature lovers who are interested in getting close to exotic wildlife may not find themselves that satisfied with what you can find on our local shores.

If that sounds like you and you can't wait to travel to the other side of the globe, definitely check out these three holiday destinations that we at GET.com have gathered below for your easy reference.

3 Holiday Destinations With The Most Exotic Wildlife

1. The Galápagos Islands

Galápagos penguins​Photo: Pixabay

If the Galápagos Islands doesn't scream exotic, I don't know what will. The wildlife creatures that call this place home are unique to the Galápagos Islands; animals such as the Galápagos penguins, Galápagos fur seals, flightless cormorants and marine iguanas simply cannot be found anywhere else on the planet!

The Galápagos Islands is hands down one of the most fascinating wildlife destinations in the world if you ask me.

Just in case you aren't too familiar with the Galápagos Islands yet, it is an archipelago of volcanic islands located near Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean.

Trust me, you don't even need to be a nature fanatic to appreciate what this region of Ecuador has to offer.

Have a read about this holiday hotspot in our Ecuador travel guide. It will come in really handy for travellers who are looking to pay this place a visit.

2. Madagascar

Photo: Pixabay

Did you know that Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the entire world? Like the animated Madagascar films birthed by DreamWorks Animation, a trip to Madagascar is bound to leave you in awe of the abundance of wildlife you can see.

Of the approximate 200,000 known species found there, around a whopping 150,000 don't exist anywhere else. Amongst the endemic species found on Madagascar, you have 36 subdivisions of birds, over 50 variations of lemurs, as well as a 99 per cent of its 300 frog species.

How's that for impressive and 100 per cent exotic?

Let's also not forget about other amazing creatures that live there, like otherworldly insects, neon chameleons, primates and invisible geckos.

3. The Pantanal, Brazil

Pantanal in flood condition, with a private fazenda in the background.Photo: Wikipedia

Dubbed by National Geographic as 'Brazil's best kept secret', the Pantanal is one of the world's best wildlife-spotting destinations you can find yourself in, ever.

After all, the Pantanal is the planet's biggest tropical wetland spanning across a massive 75,000 square miles.

From spoonbills, egrets, and storks to jaguars, bush dogs, howlers, giant anteaters, giant river otters, hyacinth macaws, green anacondas, piranhas, capuchin monkeys, marsh deers, South American tapirs and more, its sheer biodiversity is impressive to say the least.

Spend some time going through our Brazil travel guide if you are going to travel there; we've got tips on how you can explore while saving your reais!

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