Outdoor fitness activities can be a great way to stay in shape and enjoy nature, but it's important to remember that wild animals may be present in the area. To protect yourself from potential encounters with wild animals, there are a few steps you can take. First, avoid allowing wild animals to lick sweat-soaked clothes or urinating within 50 meters of a walk. This will help prevent close encounters and possible habituation.
Additionally, never feed wild animals as this can put you and the animals at risk. If you approach a wild animal with food, it may bite or attack you, so it's best to stay away from them and any food you find. It's also important to keep trails and other outdoor areas free of food for humans, even when you're not near animals. Leaving food on the floor or forgetting to clean a picnic table at night can attract animals to the area and put you and others in danger.