Ethical wildlife experiences

Contiki, in partnership with TreadRight,  supports World Animal Protection’s goal of changing supplier behaviour within the industry through the Coalition for Ethical Wildlife Tourism, established to demonstrate consumer demand for ethical wildlife experiences. Together with our travel partners, we provide training on animal welfare and undertake annual audits of all experiences including wild or domestic animals by Contiki. See how else we support wildlife through our TreadRight Wildlife projects.

5 domains of animal welfare

The Five Domains of Animal Welfare are a globally-recognised criteria with a focus on the mental state of the animal. They replace the previously standardised ‘Five Freedoms’, and recognise the sentient nature of animals.

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Factors that involve the animal’s access to sufficient, balanced, varied and clean food and water

Factors that enable comfort through temperature, substrate, space, air, odour, noise and predictability

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rhino crossing land
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Factors that enable good health through absence of disease, injury, impairment and good fitness level

Factors that provide engaging environmental challenges, exploration, bonding or playing

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elephant crossing a road
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Mental State

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By presenting positive situations in the previous domains, the mental state of the animal should benefit from predominantly positive states

Read our full Animal Welfare Policy

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