Sometimes at the end of a long day, you just want to cuddle with a cow.
Of course, most of us lack any actual cows to cuddle with, so much like scuba diving and drinking on Tuesdays, it’s the sort of thing you save for vacation. As are playing with a lot of other animals we don’t have at home, whether they’re sea turtles, alpacas, racehorses, and spider monkeys. Granted, animal tourism can sometimes raise questions as to its ethics, but many hotels around the world have found ways to play with our furry friends while not disrupting their natural states, often benefiting them through charitable donations or adoption services. Here are 11 hotels around the world with just such programs that are cheaper than therapy.