This month you can start to track polar bears through the tundra in Churchill, Canada. You can still bear witness to some of the migration in Tanzania, see the charismatic lemurs and their babies in Madagascar, baby orangutans in Borneo, and it’s a great time to see the Bengal Tigers in India.
The last two weeks in October polar bears can be seen along a hundred-mile-long stretch of coast, between the Nelson and Churchill rivers, Manitoba, in Canada. This region forms the largest concentration of polar bears in the world, with sometimes as many as a thousand found in this tundra region.
Witnessing the power and majesty of the stags during these Autumn months in the French Alps is spectacular. The experience as they fight for dominance for mates, in this most picturesque location, is truly breath-taking.
October combines fantastic weather with the arrival of baby lemurs in the lush forest of Madagascar. The charismatic ring-tailed lemur will certainly be a highlight, but the destination will not disappoint wildlife enthusiasts, as the island is inundated with wildlife, most of which are endemic to the island.
India’s national wildlife parks will give you countless opportunities to seek out, in the wilderness, the stripes of the regal Bengal Tiger. Whether exploring by four-wheel drive, on foot, or by boat, tigers are yet another once-in-a-lifetime adventure that can’t be missed. The climate at this time will be more comfortable than during the sizzling hot summer.
Best October destinations for wildlife watching
- Polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
- Baby orangutan, Malaysian Borneo.
- Ring-tailed lemurs, Anja Park, Madagascar.
- Bengal Tiger, India.
- Red deer rut in the French Alps.
- Moose, Sweden.
- Sun Bears, Cambodia.
- Galápagos (see what is happening month by month on the islands).
- Africa (see what is happening month by month on this continent).