My son loves to see animals. He loves going to the zoo, to the aquarium, wherever animals are really. Since we are unable to go out of the house to see animals right now, we are bringing animals to him right at his computer. Here are 15 different virtual animal encounters you can participate in from home.
Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific features webcams of different animals you would find in the Pacific Ocean. Some animals you can view are Sharks and Sea Jellies. Also take a look at the Tropical Reef Cam and the Honda Blue Cavern Cam which focus on two different underwater habitats.
Cape May County Park/Zoo
California Coastal Commission
The Cincinnati Zoo will go live at 3pm each weekday on its facebook page. On their Home Safari Resources page they have lots of fun activities for kids to learn about animals, as well as have animal arts and crafts projects. They also have lots of videos that kids can watch to learn about the animals.
Elmwood Park Zoo
The Elmwood Park Zoo has live school every weekday at 11am where they show off one of their animals and teach kids interesting facts about them. Check out their Bubby’s Club for kids that has games and activities to do with kids as well as additional animal videos.
Kansas City Zoo
The Kansas City Zoo features some unique animal cams. They cams of two different types of penguins, Polar Bears, and Giraffes.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has live cams of its sea animals. Kids can see moon jellies, sharks, sea otters and more. They are on the West Coast, so the live cams start late morning for us.
New England Aquarium
On The New England Aquarium website, see videos of animals, 360 views of different habitats and behind the scenes facts.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Want to take a look at Penguins frolicking, then take a look at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies’ live Penguin cam. The penguins are active between 9:00am and 8:00pm. The cameras turn off at 8:00pm each day.
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo has live cams for a variety of their animals. Some of the animals that you can view are penguins, koalas, baboons, apes, and more. They are on the West Coast, so the live cams start late morning for us.
The Shedd Aquarium website offers a 360 degree view of different sharks and their habitats. They also have a series called Sea Curious for kids which gives them information about different aquatic animals. They answer questions such as which animals are slimy, how animals are born and which animals lose teeth.
Smithsonian National Zoo
Zoo Atlanta features a panda cam that runs 24 hours a day. You can also read the Panda news which consists of interesting facts about them.
Which of these virtual animal encounters are you most interested in?