18 Fascinating Live Animal Cams to Watch With Your Children


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.


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