If you’re looking for adventure and adrenaline rush, you might want to check out the most dangerous zoo in the world where visitors are allowed to pet lions and take a selfie with a bear. Heck, you can even cuddle them if you want to!
The Lujan Zoo located near Buenos Aires allows tourists to pet wild animals like this one.
For about $50, you can walk into a cage of lions. Pat them, cuddle or take photos of them if you will. It’s all up to you. Have you been to any other zoo that will allow you to do this? Even the kids are allowed to be in the same cage with these wild animals.
It seems like the animals enjoy being cuddled by the humans, too.
You don’t have to worry about anything though. According to zoo officials, the animals have been well-trained in gentleness and love and that they are used to lots of people and cameras who will want to adore and play with them. We know it is scary to even want to be near a lion let alone a bear, but the people of this popular zoo can guarantee your safety.
Get hugged by this cute bear.
Now, where exactly is this zoo you may ask? We are talking about Lujan Zoo that is located near Buenos Aires in Argentina. So the next time you book a vacation to South America, you may want to take a side trip to Lujan. Thousands of tourists have visited this place over since it opened in 1994 just to be able to take selfies and other once-in-a-lifetime photos with these animals.
Or maybe you'd like to feed the bears?
Some visitors, however, are saying the PR strat of gentleness training of the animals is actually untrue. According to them, the animals appeared to be drugged that’s why they were able to get close. Animal activists have launched a campaign against the zoo and some Argentinian officials are claiming that Lujan Zoo is illegal and against the law. Argentinian law prohibits direct animal contact with the public. Government officials have launched an investigation on the zoo back in 2014.
Care to hang out with the reptiles?
Zoo officials have said that the animals are fed prior to viewing and have been raised alongside domesticated animals so they learn the same behavior. The zoo was closed for awhile when there was a clamor from so many people but it is back in business now.
Kiss a frog or kiss a lion?
Could it just be a publicity stunt or are the animals really domesticated and gentle as the zoo officials claim them to be?
Rare Footage of Ruby Seadragon in Its Natural Habitat
The elusive Ruby Seadragon has never been spotted alive in its natural habitat – until now, that is!
The Ruby Seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea) is a seahorse-like specie of fish that live in different locations off the coast of Western Australia. They live in the deeper waters of the ocean, which is mostly dominated by sponges.
The Ruby Seadragon can grow up to a length of 15cm and its most distinct characteristic is its bright red color and lack of elaborate appendages common to other species. Another less obvious characteristic of the Ruby Seadragon is its curled tail which can't be found in two other seadragon species.
This is what a Ruby Seadragon looks like. Notice how its appendages are less obvious as compared to other seadragon species?
Until its discovery in 2015, scientists have thought that there were only two species of seadragon. That makes the Ruby Seadragon the first seadragon to be discovered in 150 years!...
There Is A Disturbing New Trend In The Animal World Called “Survival Of The Cutest”
Among animals, who dies and who lives now depend whether they’re cute or not.
We've all heard about the Natural Law of Selection which upholds the rule: Survival of the Fittest. This just means that the animals who are stronger and more capable of adapting and that they will survive and evolve. Nowadays, however, scientists are observing a trend, a new order aptly called: "Survival of the Cutest".
As we know, many animal species are already endangered or facing the threats of extinction. While conservation efforts are there, can you recall some animals that we have been successfully protecting so far?
Survival of the Cutest indeed!
For the most part, our conservation efforts involve pandas and polar bears, tigers and elephants. And though they are truly far from being endangered, dogs are highly conserved and protected, too. Of course, protecting our favorite animals is not wrong at all but our biases towards them are letting other important species to die off. ...
Viral Commercial: Animal Shelter’s Low-Budget Cat Ad Is Purr-fectly Funny!
I absolutely love this ad – like fur real!
With the right amount of creativity, it’s really not impossible for a commercial to go viral online – even if you only have a limited budget to produce it. Take it from Furkids, an animal rescue organization in Atlanta, Georgia, that recently scored a viral hit with a short but genuinely funny cat commercial.
The video stars Paul Preston going around the animal shelter, endorsing the cats to potential owners using the approach of a used car salesman.
His ‘marketing pitches’ are absolutely hilarious that even the staff filming the ad couldn’t help but chuckle in the background.