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Published April 1st 2020
Enter the beautiful realm of animal live-streaming
With all zoos, farms, sanctuaries, and aquariums closed due to the new laws implemented by our Government (at the time of writing). It means we no longer can experience the joy and fun going to zoos, farms, sanctuaries, and aquariums.
However, no need to panic, many zoos, sanctuaries, and aquariums across Australia and the globe have you animal lovers covered with 24-hour animal live streams! The list below features the best (and cutest) animal live-streams across Australia and the world.
Note: Please feel free to add to the list!
1. Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo & Healesville Sanctuary
Soothe your soul with all furry and feathered animals and the main affair is the snow leopard cubs (cuteness overload). The cubs were only born on a special day (26 January) and are certainly worth checking out, even if they are asleep.
Do not miss out on the penguin, giraffe, and zebra feeding times live streams, as well as echidnas and tree-kangaroos, live from Healesville Sanctuary.Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Zoos Victoria Facebook
2. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Six different webcams capture the adorable (and lazy) moments of Koala Forest exhibit, Koala Train, Koala Pocket Close Up, and more. Dingo Cams include Dingo Habitat exhibit, Dingo Puppy Tracker and Dingo Puppy highlights. Reptile Cams includes skinks and dragons, and perentie.
Platypus Cams and the Riverside Café Cam during the day capture boats on the river, kookaburra and lorikeets can also be spotted. Click here for website.
Image Courtesy from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Facebook
3. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Get up close with the zoo's animals from the comfort of your own home and discover more about the spectacular wildlife. Live streams include saltwater crocodile Rocky eating, the adorable quokka getting some cuddles, and more.Click here for the website.
4. Symbio Zoo The zoo will be sharing live videos, stories, and photos across their social pages. Cams also include koala feeding time, meerkats feeding time, educational videos, ask the keeper, games, download activities and competitions, and more.Click here for the website.
6. Melbourne Aquarium Live stream videos include watching Aquarist Tom feeding the array of freshwater turtles. Cams also includes turtle team time, fish frenzy questions, fish frenzy feeding time, shark feed questions, shark feeding, penguin questions, penguin feeding time, stingray feeding time, learn about the aquarium's jellyfish, and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Facebook
7. Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park Will bring the zoo to you with their Zoo Fun Page. The page includes videos, fun, fresh animal content, and more. Videos include Obi the hippopotamus's birthday, owls, cockatoos, bettong, zookeeper and much more videos. Click here for the website.
Perth Zoo will showcase live streams and videos on their Facebook page. Live streams include meeting Tricia and Permai the Asian Elephants who call Perth Zoo home, videos of the little penguins, binturongs, primates, and much more.Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Perth Zoo Facebook
9. The Australian Reptile Park
Their live streams and educational videos will be on their social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Channel. Live streams will include koalas, quokka feeding, Tasmanian devils, tortoise, animal tales with Tim Faulkner, and much more.Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Australian Reptile Park Facebook
10. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Discover more about the underwater creatures at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast with their live streams. Live streams will include meeting the seals on Seal Island, get up close to the Little Blue Penguins, learn more about the keepers and aquarists, and more.Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium Facebook
11. Monterey Bay Aquarium
Physically-based in California, Monterey Bay Aquarium will bring the aquarium to you with their live-cams of its critters anywhere, anytime in the world. The otters are a big deal here with four young rescued female otters having just joined the aquarium (they are being rehabbed before returning to the wild).
There are also live streams of the mesmerising jellyfishes, penguins, giant pacific octopus, and much more. The Sea Science videos present educational videos of the beautiful marine life. Click here for the website.
12. San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo's live cams include ape, baboon, condor, elephant, koala, panda, penguin, polar bear, and tiger live streams. Click here for the website.
13. Houston Zoo
Houston Zoo Webcams allows you to enjoy a live look at the adorable animals at the Zoo. Live streams include Asian elephants, giraffes, gorilla habitat, leafcutter ant, rhino yard, chimp window, and more.Click here for the website.
16. Kansas City Zoo
Will be presenting a 24/7 live stream of the adorable penguins at the zoo, as well as live streams of otters, giraffes, and more on their YouTube Channel. Click here for the website.
17. Reid Park Zoo
Reid Park Zoo's live streams include elephants, grizzly bears, giraffes, lions, and lemurs. Each live cam has a link to learn more about the animal. Click here for the website.