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22 March 2012

Southern African tourism establishments have picked up on the popularity of animal interaction experiences and now increasingly offer varying kinds of animal encounters, from walks with lions and camel safaris, to elephant-back safaris and feeding monkeys.

While contact with these creatures is often a unique and incredible experience, it is important to realise that they don’t always constitute eco-tourism and interactions can have an adverse effect on wildlife. Find out what tour operators, environmentalists, as well as organisers of animal interaction experiences had to say by viewing the latest edition of Tourism Update digital:

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