I understand that zoos and aquariums bring animals to people who might otherwise never see them. But we live on a continent teeming with wildlife, at least in some places. Many of our native animals can be seen wild and free. Here are seven of the most rewarding places in North America to view wild animals. Everyone will have their own choice of the very “best” place, but these locations, selected for their abundance of animals, natural settings and relative ease of access, are among the continent’s most recommended. Photo: Creative Commons / Ashley Coates
The more I think and read about zoos and places like Sea World, the more opposed I am to wildlife in captivity. The problem is, it’s SO great/educational to see wild animals up close and personal!
I found this link that lists some places where you can enjoy cage-free viewing, and I hope that when I have kids and am tempted to take them to Sea World, I remember these au naturel options instead.