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The 7 Cutest Travel Destinations for Adorable Animal Watching

Forget the Eiffel Tower and the Forbidden City: we've found travel destinations where you can cuddle with puppies and kittens! (Or just gawk at them.)
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When you're on vacation, who wants to see statues and museums when you can see monkeys and penguins? This week we bring you seven of the best places to visit to see adorable animals doing their thing.

We're not talking zoos; this is all about sanctuaries and wildlife reserves, like the cat boat in Amsterdam or the platypus tour in Australia. And since many of these destinations are located in Asia (OK, Japan), why not check out Singapore Airlines' latest airfare sale, with roundtrip airfare to Tokyo starting from $880.57?

The 7 Cutest Destinations in the World

So much cuteness! Honorable mentions go to the deer at Tōdai Temple in Nara, Japan; Ōkunoshima, Japan's Rabbit Island; and the Panda Preserve in Xi'an, China.


Associate Travel Editor

Paula Bradley has taught English in Japan and Italy, and she has written for several e-zines aimed at Westerners living abroad. She uses her experience across the six continents to inform her travel features at DealNews.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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