Welcome to this blog! Today I want to share with you part 2 of unique animal interactions abroad. You’ll read about the nicest experience with Flamingo’s, the wildlife of Galapagos, Whale watching and Alpacas, the best place to meet them and what time of the year is best to visit!
Visit the Flamingos
This place is magical! It looks like a painting… Many Flamingos stand on one leg. This is how they regulate their body temperature. They cool the body with the leg that stands in the water. The other leg is then heated. It is also useful when flamingos sink into the mud. Then they have a second leg to hoist themselves up! To visit this beautiful animals in this wonderful environment you have to go to Bolivia. Here you can take the most beautiful pictures of the Flamingo! Best time to travel is April to October.
Wildlife on Galapagos Islands
The legendary Galapagos Islands are an absolute highlight of Ecuador and are only accessible through direct flights from Quito or Guayaquil. This vast archipelago of volcanic origin is home a host of wild animals on the land, in the sky and underwater, which are carefully protected in a thousand year old ecosystems, the place where Darwin’s theory of evolution originated. Giant tortoises, playful sea lions, blue-footed boobies, penguins, flamingos and iguanas, you can experience them extremely up close.The best time to visit the Galápagos Islands is from December to May.
There’s something mysterious about whales. Most of the time they are hidden in the deep blue in an environment largely unknown to us. Whale watching is fun and unforgettable for all ages and a real highlight of your holiday. One of the best whale watching destinations in Europe is Iceland. There you have a 95% chance of seeing them in the wild! Tip: Take something against nausea if it bothers you on boats.
Meet the Alpaca
The alpaca is kept as a farm animal in the high Andes. They have a woolly coat or long strands that sometimes reach down to the ground. Everyone who’s been to Peru has an authentic sweater made of alpaca wool. I’m sure you know them! Here’s a nice thing to know about how they make the coloured sweater: they colour the wool of the alpaca with corn. CORN?! Yes, corn. In Peru they have many different colours of corn what they can use to produce different colours of Alpaca wool.