SPRING INTO WILDLIFE
Spring is arguably the best season for wildlife encounters. As temperatures begin heating up across the Northern Hemisphere, travelers can look forward to more opportunities to get outside and watch Mother Nature in action, especially in these 20 destinations.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, ALASKA
Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska was created more than 100 years ago and today boasts nearly 170 species of birds, 39 species of mammals and 14 different species of fish. In addition to bears and moose, visitors can spot wolves, caribou, marmots and squirrels.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the rarest animal species on the planet so there’s never a bad time to visit. Whether you prefer watching wildlife from land or sea, the Galapagos offers tons of potential.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO
Spring is an excellent time for wildlife viewing in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park since many animals move to lower elevations this time of year. Herds tend to feed in the lower valleys in April and elk, moose, deer and bighorn sheep present their newborn calves, fawns and lambs in May and June.