Monday, 18 November 2019

By the numbers: Wildlife-spotting around the world

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The azure kingfisher. Photo credit: Nicolette Coombs/


Number of national parks spread across Australia. Among these is the Daintree National Park northwest of Cairns, home to the spotted cuscus and the azure kingfisher, as well as the oldest tropical rainforest in the world.

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The Eurasian Lynx at the Bavarian Forest National Park. Photo credit: Travel Stock/


Amount of land designated as protected natural areas in Germany. This includes the Bavarian Forest National Park, where you might spot wolves and wildcats along 350km of hiking trails.

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Bisons at the Yellowstone National Park. Photo credit Laurens Hoddenbagh/


The year in which the United States established its first national park – Yellowstone National Park – making it only the second country in the world to do so (after Mongolia). At the historic park, visitors will find creatures ranging from grizzly bears to bighorn sheep.

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Fruits at the Serra de Collserola Natural Park in Spain. Photo credit: sanguer/


The total number of mammal, bird, fish, reptile and amphibian species in Spain, which has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the European Union. Creatures such as wild boars and genets can be found roaming the Serra de Collserola Natural Park outside Barcelona.


Total forest coverage in Laos. Green lungs such as the Luang Prabang Montane Rain Forests are sanctuaries for endangered species, including the silvered leaf monkey.

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This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine

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