Seeing an animal in captivity simply does not compare to seeing it in the wild. We recognise that not everyone is in a position to travel, go on safari etc. Still, you can see many of our native animals in their natural habit here in the UK which can be a wonderful experience. This can be whale watching, bird walks, animal sanctuary open days and much more. Thanks to technological advances, there are other opportunities to learn about animals, from high quality documentaries to virtual reality experiences.