While the kids are home for the Summer, and when they’re wanting to rest (or you need them to rest), virtual tours are a nice thing. Here, I’ve collected several live animal cams. My favorite are the ones of the animals in their natural habitat, but I also included a zoo and two aquariums.
watch the live bear cam at Katmai national park
Katmai National Park in Alaska keeps a live bear cam going during the Summer, when the salmon are migrating. As I write, at 6:30pm at Katmai National Park, I can see 6 bears in the cam. Three bears are lazily sitting in the water (yes, sitting – they look very full). Three bears are at the top of the waterfall, catching salmon, which is no difficult task, as there are so many salmon, a bear only has to open its mouth.
Visit the Katmai National Park Bear Cam
View the Live Panda CAm at zoo Atlanta
It was best watching bears in their natural habitat, like we did in the bear cam above, but I haven’t found a panda cam that is live in the wild (I think they’re shy that way). Zoo Atlanta has a panda cam set up for viewing. It becomes dark when daylight is no longer, so expect a black screen if you’re viewing in the evening.
View pandas live in the panda cam
Live aviary, ocean, and aquarium cams from Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium has several great live cams to watch. Most of the cams are live from 7a.m. to 7p.m. PST daily. When the cams are off, you can still view the day’s pre-recorded cam. The Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams include these:
Coral Reef Live Cam with TropicalFish
Kelp Forest Live Cam with Sardines and Leopard Sharks
Monterey Bay Live Cam – search for sea otters and birds (this cam is live 24 hours)
Open Sea Live Cam with many open-sea animals
live penguin, whale, piranha, and jelly cams from georgia aquarium
Another aquarium cam, similar to the one above, is from Georgia Aquarium. At Georgia Aquarium, you may view beluga whales and piranhas, as well as other animals. Here are the cams available during daylight hours (EST):
Ocean Sea Life (in an Aquarium) Live Cam
California Sea Lion Live Cam (note: be sure to see the Monterey Bay sea lions in their natural habitat, linked above)
do you know of any other live animal cams?
Let us know in the comments below and I’ll add to this post.
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