There was once a time when you actually had to visit a zoo in person to see animals. Now, thanks to modern technology, the zoo comes to you. Many leading zoos and aquariums feature streaming animal cameras for your viewing enjoyment. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites. So sit back, grab your pc or mobile device, and enjoy!
Watch otters play and interact with humans on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Cam:
The aquarium also features their Open Sea Cam. Bluefin tuna, hammerhead sharks, rays and green sea turtles are just a few of the undersea creatures you may spot:
Watch penguins at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans:
You’ll never know what you’ll see on the streaming cam from the watering hole at Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation in Kenya:
Find Nemo, tangs and a wide array of other fish on the Pacific Coral Reef Cam at National Aquarium in Baltimore:
Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. features a panda cam, where you can watch pandas Bao Bao and MeXiang year round. This video of panda Bao Bao’s first snow day went viral with over 4 million views!
There’s a Pennsylvania Bald Eagle Nest Cam featuring a giant nest, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even see an eagle:
But wait, there’s more…
Like Jellyfish? The Vancouver Aquarium’s Jelly Cam features Japanese sea nettles pumping through the water.
Take a virtual visit to the San Diego Zoo’s Polar Cam to see polar bears swim, nap and play.
Watch the elephants (including a baby) at the Houston Zoo.
There’s even a Corgi Puppy Cam!