There are many zoos and aquariums streaming online to help you fight boredom and loneliness while you’re isolated. It’s a great way to entertain your kids without much effort. Here are a variety of links for you to choose from:
The Monterey Bay Aquarium – In addition to regular live streams of jellyfish and sharks set to music, the staff members at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California are narrating Facebook Live videos of fish, sea otters and other creatures from their own homes, answering viewers’ questions and giving context to what’s going on in the tanks.
Explore.org, the world’s largest live nature cam network, provides a large array of live streams to choose from, including a penguin beach in California, a sea lion beach in British Columbia, an elephant park in South Africa and dozens more. They even offer live streams of newborn puppies and rescued kittens, providing hours of adorable entertainment.
After the Cincinnati Zoo announced its closure Thursday, it introduced a new Facebook Live “Home Safari” show, airing every weekday at 3 p.m. ET. Each episode will feature a different animal and an accompanying that can be done from home.
Elmwood Park Zoo in Pennsylvania is offering “Zoo School” Facebook Live streams to educate , weekdays at 11 a.m. Tuesday’s show featured Pokey the porcupine, during which viewers learned about how he uses his quills for self-defense.
The Smithsonian National Zoo hosts a 24-hour live view of giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang.
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta also has a number of 24-hour live steams on its jellyfish, beluga whales, piranhas and more.
The San Diego Zoo live streams a number of animals on its site, including koalas, giraffes and polar bears. The zoo is also hosting special live streams on its Facebook page, most recently featuring “Breakfast with our Galápagos tortoises.”
The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers three live streams every day: Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef, and Jellies Invasion.