The Hoosier State has always home to a variety of impressive and uncommon animals. Its climate and open spaces also make it an ideal state for parks and preserves for animals that host injured, endangered, or have lost their natural habitats. At these five wild destinations, see the exotic animals of your dreams while helping do your part to ensure that they have a real future.

So go wild and explore the more uncommon side of Indiana’s animal life. These preserves offer guests rare encounters with endangered and exotic creatures along with animals from here in the Hoosier state. They’ll let you feel like you’ve done some good with your Indiana galavanting by supporting the conservation of these singular species.

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