Animal Related Travel Activities Part 2
Four additional global animal-related travel activities companies are Duke Farms, Sloth Sanctuary, Woodstock Animal Sanctuary, and Elephant Nature Park.
- Property: EscapeMaker allows customers to book trips to several locations. One location, Duke Farms, focuses on environmentalism and protection of wildlife.
- Animal activities: Visiting Duke Farms does not involve gawking at caged animals, but experiencing a public space where wildlife can be viewed without interruption. Duke also has classes and is open to research on wildlife and ecological sustainability.
- Navigation: Duke Farm's website is easy to navigate and has a clean UI. Finding any required information does not require navigating a messy site.
- Property: The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica is a rescue center and sanctuary for sloths.
- Animal activities: The Sloth Sanctuary offers a tour for visitors that involves viewing sloths through enclosures (to protect the animals). A special Insider's Tour involves smaller groups that can visit sloths in a nursery among other locations.
- Navigation: The Sloth Sanctuary site is fairly minimalist and has an "older" feel to it. However, navigation is not difficult or cumbersome.
WOODSTOCK ANIMAL SANCTUARY
- Property: Woodstock Sanctuary is a farm and animal sanctuary outside of New York City. The sanctuary is a farm but the area is a hamlet.
- Animal activities: Woodstock rescues animals from New York City and beyond. Visitors can learn from seeing animals not normally considered "pets" in a peaceful farm environment. Free ($10 donations recommended) tours are available.
- Navigation: Woodstock's site is very easy to use. Tabs at the top have clearly delineated sections and each section has a lot of available information.
ELEPHANT NATURE PARK
- Property: Elephant Nature Park is a sanctuary in Northern Thailand focused on elephants in their natural habitat.
- Animal activities: ENP has many elephant-related activities as well as activities related to other animals. One event allows visitors to learn how to care for a formerly abused elephant for an entire day. Other activities involve observing elephants as they go about their daily activities such as eating and bathing.
- Navigation: ENP's site has easy to use tabs for the various locations on their site (source 5). However, I found that a lot of information and videos were tightly packed which reduced readability somewhat.