Have you ever wanted to grab a bunch of bunnies and hug them as tightly as you could? Would you do just about anything to be able to snuggle up to a pile of St. Bernards, kick it with some chill giraffes, or even take a swim with a few friendly pigs? Well, in different parts of the world, all of your dreams can come true. Now pick your animal and go explore.
Bunny Island, officially called Okunoshima, is located in the Sea of Japan. When the parks were built, bunnies were set loose on the property. Then, as rabbits do, they started to multiply. Now, the parks are heavily populated with adorable bunnies and rabbits – you can sit with them, feed them, and snuggle them as much as they’ll let you.
Lasquite Island is located off of Vancouver Island and Canada, and there, Tikki Smith lives with her family, 350 permanent residents, and about 40 St. Bernards. Smith is a breeder, which explains the Bernard surplus, and there’s plenty of room for them to roam on her five acres of land.
If you’ve ever been interested in finding an animal that’s as lazy as you are, the sloth is your guy. The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica has a bed & breakfast that is specifically for tourists who want to chill out with sloths and do absolutely nothing, all day long.
Officially called Aoshima Island, in this magical place, cats outnumber humans six to one. The locals feed and care for the cats, but mostly, they’re on their own, free to roam wherever they please.
The Wolf Sanctuary in Pennsylvania is the only place in the state that boasts views of wild wolves. Visitors can’t get too close to the wolves, but they can certainly hear them howl in unison.
Big Major Cay is an uninhabited island in Exuma, Bahamas. There, a population of feral pigs inhabits the beaches and the waters. No one knows exactly how they got there, but their presence is happily accepted – the pigs survive off food from tourists and passing boats. The pigs are generally friendly and relaxed – if you lived on a beach, wouldn’t you be?
This estate is located in Nairobi, Africa. The property sits on 12 acres, and the giraffes are free to roam wherever they like. The giraffes interact with the tourists, especially if there’s an open window and it’s time for lunch.