Plenty of organizations that care for animals have set up live streams so visitors can still check up on them from home! We’ve put together a list of 18 of the best live animal cams to watch with your little ones. Whether you’re in the mood to explore a zoo, observe animals in their natural habitat, or even watch dogs at a senior animal sanctuary, there’s something here for everyone.
Zoos and Aquariums
Dublin Zoo: At the Dublin Zoo live cam, you can check out their elephant, penguin, and African savanna exhibits from the comfort of home.
San Diego Zoo: The San Diego Zoo runs tons of webcams, where you can see everything from baboons to koalas and even butterflies.
Melbourne Zoo: While they’re closed to in-person visits, the Melbourne Zoo is livestreaming its exhibit of snow leopard cubs.
St. Augustine’s Alligator Farm Zoological Park: This live cam gives you a bird’s eye view of two creatures who call Florida home: alligators and spoonbills.
Smithsonian National Zoo: The Smithsonian National Zoo offers live cams for many of their exhibits, including the lions, pandas, and hippos.
Beardsley Zoo: This zoo is offering a live feed of their red panda exhibit from 8:30AM – 6:00PM EST.
Georgia Aquarium: This aquarium is livestreaming many of their exhibits, such as the beluga whales and California sea lions.
The Aquarium of the Pacific: Thanks to this livestream from The Aquarium of the Pacific, you can check out a tropical reef exhibit that over 1,000 marine animals call home.
Farms, Animal Shelters, and Sanctuaries
Kentucky Equine Adoption Center: This rehabilitation center for horses who were victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect features a live cam as the horses complete a retraining program and meet potential adopters.
Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center: Watch gorillas as they eat and socialize in one of two forest habitats at the GRACE Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Warrior Canine Connection: Check out this puppy playroom livestream from the Warrior Canine Connection, a shelter that uses animal therapy to help U.S. veterans heal after combat.
Kitten Rescue Sanctuary: This California animal shelter cares for kittens rescued from abusive or abandonment situations. You can watch a few of their playful residents on this live cam.
Beekman Goat Farm: This springtime live cam features baby goats from a milking farm in New York.
National Parks, Wildlife Cams, and Research Centers
Cumbria Wildlife Trust: Watch ospreys, red squirrels, garden birds, seals, and badgers up close with these live cams from an English wildlife trust.
Mpala Research Centre: This live cam provides viewers with a unique opportunity to watch savanna animals like monkeys, lions, and baboons in the wild.
Decorah Trout Hatchery: Check out this live cam from the Decorah Trout Hatchery in Iowa, featuring a bald eagle nest.
Hummingbird Feeder Cam: This bird feeder in Los Angeles gets hundreds of little hummingbird visitors every day, which you can watch through their YouTube livestream.
OrcaLab: At OrcaLab Base’s livestream, you can see the view from Blackney Pass—one of the most high-activity watching spots for orca whales.