कैरेबियन वन्य जीवन है के रूप में समृद्ध और विविध है के रूप में द्वीप संस्कृति. झूल से बंदरों को धीमा करने के लिए-तैराकी समुद्री कछुए, each country features amazing feathered and furry friends that may be wildly different from those you’re used to seeing at home.
यहाँ सबसे ऊपर हैं 7 most exciting creatures to meet while on vacation in the Caribbean. Some you may have heard of or seen, and other may be completely new. किसी भी मामले में, the Caribbean is the perfect vacation destination for animal lovers. Vibrant coral reefs, lush jungles, and mild weather provide the perfect environment for all kinds of exotic species to thrive.
कैरेबियन वन्य जीवन: Sea Turtles
अब तक, the most popular sea creature to spot in the Caribbean is the sea turtle. यदि आप’फिर से भाग्यशाली, you’ll see these slow-moving, majestic creatures moving amid deep waters as you take a trip on a catamaran or paddle out to sea in a kayak. At certain times during the year, you can see female turtles nesting on protected beaches, or tiny baby turtles hatching and swimming out to sea.
दुर्भाग्य से, several species of sea turtle are now considered endangered. पिछले वर्षों में, turtle fishing and egg hunting has greatly reduced the sea turtle population. इसके अलावा, mega resorts and big hotels have encroached on turtle habitats and forced these creatures to look elsewhere for nesting. इस कारण के लिए, “turtle watching”, as it is sometimes called, is increasingly restricted in certain countries.
हालांकि, आप कर सकते हैं see these creatures in a responsible manner by booking an ecotour that includes turtle watching. इसके अलावा, support turtle conservation projects by visiting turtle hatcheries or making donations.
There are around 200 different species of birds just on the island of Bonaire. Imagine how many there are in the entire Caribbean! From flamingos to toucans, and whistling ducks to green-throated caribs, there are plenty of interesting species to delight ornithologists and amateur bird watchers alike.
Flamingos are some of the most popular birds to see while in the Caribbean, thanks to their exotic-looking pink feathers, and rarity in other parts of the world. They tend to stay together in large groups, which makes “flamingo watching” exceptionally fun. These quirky birds congregate on the coasts of many Caribbean countries, especially in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and the island of Bonaire.
Dolphins and whales
Dolphin and whale spotting are two of the most popular tourist activities to do in the Caribbean. During the summer, you can spot migrating pilot whales near the Bahamas, डोमिनिकन गणराज्य, and the Turks & कैकोस द्वीप समूह. Humpback whales migrate through the waters of the Dutch Caribbean Islands (कुराकाओ, अरूबा, Bonaire) from January to April.
You can watch dolphins play in the waters surrounding Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, डोमिनिकन गणराज्य, तुर्क & कैकोस द्वीप समूह, बहामा, ब्रिटिश वर्जिन द्वीप समूह, एंगुइला, जमैका, और कई और अधिक. इसके अलावा, many aquariums and ecotourism companies offer packages that include swimming with dolphins and performing tricks with them.
There are many aquariums in the Caribbean that will allow you to see dolphins and other marine life up close. हालांकि, to see dolphins and whales in the wild, you’ll typically need to charter a boat or book a boat excursion with guides who know where these creatures might be passing by. Mid-January to mid-March is the peak season for whale watching in the Caribbean.
The very name “stingray” may sound frightening, but it’s actually quite safe to see and swim with these majestic creatures, as long as you do so with a guide. These surprisingly gentle animals often congregate in shallow waters, giving visitors the chance to see them up close. कई “stingray cities” have become famous over the years. These are areas where stingrays tend to hang out, making them popular with tourists.
The first stingray city came about in the 1970s in Grand Cayman, when local fisherman would stop to clean fish over a sandbar in North Sound. Nearby stingrays took interest in this sudden food supply, and soon began to frequent the sandbar. Years later, tourist companies bring visitors to the sandbar to swim with and feed the stingrays. The waters here are just 2 फुट गहरा.
Other popular stingray cities are located in Antigua, Nassau and Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas and Gibbs Cay in Turks & कैकोस.
There are all kinds of strange and interesting frogs in the Caribbean. Take the coqui for instance, with its signature bird-like song, और “mountain chicken” of Montserrat, considered a delicacy to many. There are colorful tree frogs, adorable rain frogs, and frogs that croak out loud lullabies all night long.
Red-eyed tree frogs are particularly striking in their appearance. With their vibrant colors and huge, beady red eyes, they have become somewhat of a “poster child” for wildlife conservation in the Caribbean. Frogs, like many species of Caribbean wildlife, are threatened by the destruction of their rainforest habitat. वास्तव में, amphibians suffer environmental effects sooner than other populations, making them a good indicator species.
Manatees, although endangered, live in a wide region that includes the waters around the southern United States, मेक्सिको, the Caribbean Islands, मध्य अमेरिका (including Belize), and the northeastern countries of South America. One species, the Amazonian manatee, lives only in freshwater. These dwell in the Amazon and Orinoco river systems of South America. Because they prefer shallow, warmer water that is only 2 करने के लिए 6 मीटर गहरी, they are in constant danger of colliding with boats or ingesting trash left by humans. इस कारण के लिए, all four species of manatee are listed as vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN’s (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) red list.
The best place to see manatees in their natural habitat is in बेलीज, where these majestic creatures are thriving, thanks to conservation activities and the lack of coastal development.
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