Whether it is a baboon making out with another baboon or a pack of wolves hunting down a moose, there is always something interesting about wildlife. And the fact that wildlife is easily accessible in multiple locations such as in zoos and nature reserves around the country and the world makes the fun even more welcoming. But what keeps man fascinated and fixated on wildlife? Here are five reasons that even your friends would agree on.
Wildlife is diverse and comes in all shapes and sizes not to mention, wildlife is to be found in every corner of the planet no matter how harsh or welcoming it is. There is no getting boring when it comes to wildlife and you can choose between the elephant and the panda or even have them both as your favorites because with so much to choose from it all depends on you.
Each has a story about it
Forget that your life is full of this or that, the daily goings on of the life of let’s say a buffalo can read like a script from a New York Times best seller. In fact, most of the engaging, fascinating and award winning documentaries are about the lives of animals, their hopes, aspirations and moments in life. We love them for their stories and look forward to knowing more about them for the same reason.
Remind us of ourselves
A struggle in life is a struggle is life no matter whose life it is we are talking about so the moment we see two bunnies mating in the wild, or a mountain lion as it fiercely defends its territory, it reminds us of something about ourselves. Furthermore, the rules of engagement, of competition, of success are universally shared between man and wildlife and we identify with these even on the slow acting sloth.
To watch a mother cheetah as she desperately and successfully protects her young against all odds or to watch a sloth painstakingly climb a tree despite all the laziness is really inspiring. Inspiring stories and moments are not only restricted to these two animals as every wild animal has an inspiring story to tell and this is because their lives revolve around making it every day without the slightest help from any advantages that may have come the animal’s way the other day. To these animals, every day is a fighting day.
So next time you want to rise up after a damning fall in your life, do not go searching for an inspiring quote from Wordsworth or Robert Browning the daily struggles of a hyena will serve you well.
Provide lots of opportunities for us
When you see a moose you want to chase it down and when you spot a fat salmon you want it in your next meal and this is what opportunity means to each of us. Wild animals apart from providing us with a lot of interesting facts about nature, life and ourselves (some birds inspired Darwin to write the origin of the species) also provide us with excellent recreational opportunities such as hunting, game watching and fishing all of which make them even more endearing to us.