Everyone has a bucket list, right? A list of things you need to do, see or accomplish before you die. And if you’re an animal lover struggling for things to add to yours, this article can help! Take a look at these animal themed ideas you need to get checked off your bucket list!

Dolphin Watching in the Azores

Who doesn’t love dolphins? With their fun and playful nature, dolphins are some of the most loveable creatures in the animal kingdom. That’s why dolphin watching needs to be on your bucket list! The great thing about this idea is that there are numerous places around the world where you can go to do this, with some places even offering the chance for you to swim with the dolphins! ‘The Azores’ is one of the most popular destinations for this unforgettable experience, offering the chance to go out on a boat with experienced guides. Check out this website if you want to find out more about the once in a lifetime experience of dolphin (and whale!) watching.

Visit an Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

The majestic elephant is the largest, yet most graceful land animal, and coming close to one would truly be an unforgettable experience. If you’re thinking of visiting an elephant park or sanctuary, ensure the company is ethical and free from animal cruelty, like this ethical elephant sanctuary Thailand. Here, you have the chance to walk with the elephants through their natural habitat in this beautiful country, and you can even bathe them! Not only is this a breath-taking experience, but it means you’re also doing your part for the animals, with money going towards elephant rescue, food and veterinary care.

Swim with Pigs in the Bahamas

Yes, you read that right. Pigs.

Fall in love with these fabulous pigs on the famous Pig Beach! The beach is situated in the Exumas and is home to 20 pigs and piglets, and you can have the opportunity to feed, play and swim with them! On top of this, you can go snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas and see what other creatures you can catch a glimpse of. Combined with the incredible views of these stunning islands, this will surely be an unforgettable experience!

Visit the Cat Café

If you are willing to travel that little bit further, why not try visiting a Cat Café! Cat Cafés are some of the most peculiar yet calming places to grab a coffee, and if you adore cats, then make sure this is on your bucket list! Cat Cafés are rapidly on the rise and it’s no surprise. Made popular in Japan, they can now be found all over Asia. These cafés prioritize the health and wellbeing of their furry friends, giving you all the more reason to pay a visit.

So, if you were struggling for ideas for your bucket list, I hope some of these have helped. Washing elephants and feeding pigs are for sure now on the top of mine!