Did you know that March 3 is World Wildlife Day? In honour of this special day, we’re celebrating some of the biggest names in the animal kingdom. Keep reading to learn more!
What you might also call a Killer Whale, is actually not a whale at all - rather they are the largest species of dolphin. Not only do they grow up to 32 ft. in length, they are also known for being rather intelligent, forming communities in every ocean on the globe. If you ever find yourself in Vancouver Island, British Columbia be sure to hop aboard a boat tour and prepare to be amazed by the sheer beauty of the whales as they breach the surface of the water.
Tied for the largest species of bear - along with distant relative the Kodiak - Polar bears can stand up to 10 ft. tall on their hindlegs and weigh close to 1,800 lbs. They are also known as great swimmers, being able to do for hours at a time. While this monstrous marine mammal is typically found scattered throughout the Arctic Circle, one of the best places to see them in person from a safe distance is in Churchill, Manitoba which is widely considered the Polar Bear Capital.
One of the most iconic animals out there, the Red Kangaroo can be found hopping around most areas within the Outback in Australia. Incredibly, the can get to a top speed of over 70 km/h that allows them to cover as much as 25 ft. in a single bounce and jump as high as 10 ft. While they might not be the biggest, they are certainly one of the fastest and most impressive critters in the Land Down Under.
This mighty member of the deer family is also the tallest mammal in North America. Known for their size and strength, Moose grow at a very fast rate and can even outrun a person within their first week of life. While they average from 700-800 lbs. they can reach up to 1,800 lbs. Newfoundland is a hotbed for Moose sightings as there are an estimated 120,000 inhabiting the island.
We are very fortunate to share the planet with so many amazing animals. Now's the time to make your list of dream destinations so when the world is ready, you can witness these works of nature in person. Until then be sure to follow Journeys by CAA Niagara on Facebook and Instagram for more travel inspiration.