Smart Wildlife Watching Protects People
National parks offer unique settings to watch wildlife in their natural habitats. And these experiences can have real health benefits, too. The sunshine helps you meet your daily Vitamin D recommendation, and scientists have linked time in nature to boosts in mental clarity, immunity, and happiness. Wildlife experiences can also bring on a sense of harmony, connectedness, and appreciation for nature.
For the most part, staying safe while watching wildlife is easy: simply leave the wildlife alone. However, sometimes you might accidentally get too close to them on a trail or see other visitors unaware of the dangers, so it’s important to know the risks of getting too close to wild animals.
The 7 Ways to Safely Watch Wildlife can help you avoid these risks: