To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, zoos and aquariums have closed their doors to the public. However, they are making sure that people still are able to view and check up on their favorite animals through virtual visits and live streaming.
The San Diego Zoo features all sorts of animals ranging from elephants to polar bears on their 10 live cameras. In addition to seeing the magnificent animals, you will learn about the species and some of the residents.
“Day 3 of closure and we’ve got a bad case of cabin beaver. Join us LIVE with Peanut,” wrote the zoo. Check out Peanut below.
The Cincinnati Zoo is making sure that people do not get bored by featuring a live video every weekday of one of their animals and an activity on Home Safari at 3pm EDT. You can watch previous day videos on their website. Enjoy watching hungry, hungry hippos, lazy sloths, a prickly porcupine, and many more.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has 10 live cams that feature all sorts of fascinating animals. “Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are,” posted the aquarium.
Shedd Aquarium in Chicago let some of their penguins roam free and visit with the other animals. The viral videos were shared on Facebook with new videos posted daily.
These live cams are perfect ways to escape the craziness happening in the world. If you are looking for more ways to explore nature from the comfort of your couch, check out these virtual tours of National Parks, “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks”.
Sit back, relax, and don’t forget to share these with all your friends and family.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.