ANIMALS AND ZOOS
Whether it’s beautiful birdsong, the vibrant colours of ocean life or the antics of animals in the wild that gives you that sense of connection with the world around you, our selection of resources are sure to delight. From safaris and zoos to national parks and animals in their natural habitat, we’ve got something for everyone.
The stunning Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado, USA, has created a ‘Sound Library’, with its soothing natural soundscape that has been recorded in the famous National Park and includes native bird, wildlife and natural sounds.
Longleat Safari Park, It’s not often you get to say you’ve had a lion in your living room, but the clever folk at Longleat Safari park in Wiltshire have found a way of doing just that – virtually that is – with their incredible online Safari tour. Immerse yourself in Longleat’s marvellous menagerie of beautiful beasts including tigers, lions and monkeys.
Explore.org - if watching wild animals in their natural habitat brings you joy, tuning in to Explore.org’s huge global network of live nature cams is a must. Cleverly placed cameras capture live footage, providing rare glimpses into the secret life of wildlife, including giraffes gracefully feeding on foliage on African plains and brown bears fishing for spawning salmon in Alaska’s freezing rivers.
National History Museum Check out the winners and commended photographers from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2019. The stunning works are a feast for the eyes, as they capture animals and wildlife in the most amazing way! Enjoy flicking through these spectacular photos.
Click https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/gallery/2019/index.html to access.
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has a great selection of ocean webcams, where you can drop in and view life under the sea. Check out the Ocean Voyager webcam and explore whales, piranhas and more.
The London Zoo is bringing the zoo to you! They’ve got live webcams, zoo keeper updates, behind the scenes info and more. Get up close and personal with zoo insiders and a huge variety of its animals, from squirrel monkeys to meerkats and otters to giraffes.
Dublin Zoo - Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to watch a super cute penguin eating lunch? That’s why the Dublin Zoo switches on its Penguin webcam at 2.30pm each day. What’s more, the zoo also has webcams to capture the antics of their giraffes, zebras, rhinos and elephants too. Happy exploring!
Edinburgh Zoo has lions, tigers, panda bears, penguins, koalas and a host of other animals to explore via their range of live webcams. Enjoy your visit.
Chester Zoo - Would you like to experience a whole day of zoo activities? Well, now you can! Chester Zoo has created a series of ‘Virtual Zoo Days’ by putting together a number of different animal experiences for all to enjoy. Just in case you missed anything, you can check out previous zoo days by accessing the extra links on their page too!
Paignton Zoo - If you would like to watch some slightly out-of-the-ordinary animals on webcam, then Paignton Zoo has what you’re looking for! They’ve got 3 webcams available featuring flamingos, sulawesi crested macaque and meerkats.
San Diego Zoo has two exciting ways you can get up close with the animals. Not only do they boast a range of live animal webcams featuring amazing apes, pretty penguins, terrific tigers and so much more! They’ve also made loads of great videos about the animals including penguins, koalas, sloths and a range of other amazing creatures.
Click https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams or https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/videos
Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium is the largest in the UK and it’s opening up its amazing aquarium every Wednesday with a live stream show exploring the ocean and ocean life.
The Blair Drummond Safari Park can be found just outside of Stirling in Scotland. They’ve got 2 live webcams set up, perfect for a spontaneous safari park visit - right here and now. Check out what their lions and rhinos are getting up to.
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has created a virtual animal world just for you! With webcams capturing the capers of Meerkats, Flamingos, Penguins and more, you can watch your favourite animals doing their thing.
Click here: www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/keep-in-touch/webcams?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl9j3gYPb6QIVxYTVCh2_hw5mEAAYAyAAEgJCffD_BwE
If Big Cats float your boat, come and meet the lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards online at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent. The purrfect way to spend your day.
Click here: www.facebook.com/TheBigCatSanctuary/playlist/692935201492506/
Marvel at a wide range of wildlife, including Scottish Ospreys, Newcastle Kittiwakes, Essex bats and Cumbrian badgers, courtesy of The Wildlife Trust’s wide range of national webcams.
Click here: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/webcams?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-rufi4nb6QIVRofVCh097gKlEAAYAiAAEgLj8_D_BwE
Whipsnade Zoo is opening up their virtual gates and livestreaming wild footage starring their adorable boar piglets, baby rhino, hungry sea lions and more! Behind-the-scenes videos featuring Whipsnade zookeepers are a must-watch too.
Click here: www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/whipsnade-zoo-webcam?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5pWgkYnb6QIVBbLVCh1M5gZiEAAYASAAEgKuJ_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Watch cheeky meerkats chase, run and play as super cute Humboldt Penguins take their daily swim thanks to the Cotswold’s Wildlife Parks animal cams! Check out the animals in action here.
Click here: www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/animals-gardens/web-cams/
Newquay Zoo has a dedicated webcam to capture the energetic shenanigans of their resident meerkats! Tune in anytime to see these playful animals enjoying their day at the Zoo, rain or shine.
Click here: www.newquayzoo.org.uk/explore/webcam
What’s it really like being a resident at Cincinnati Zoo? Now you can find out thanks to their fantastic ‘Home Safari’ Series, showcasing one of their wonderful animals each time. Take a look at the whole series, which stars parrots, sloths, lemurs and more!
Click here: http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/
Let’s not forget you can enjoy all the fun of the farm too! Join the sheep, goats and other farmyard friends of Folly Farm any time via their live webcam.
Click here: hwww.folly-farm.co.uk/webcams/barn-webcam/
Monterey Bay Aquarium, in the beautiful region of Monterey in California has not one but 10 webcams showcasing the amazing sea creatures that they look after. Enjoy watching otters, jelly fish, sharks and more with live feedings throughout the week too. Not to be missed!
Click here: www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/
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