Virtual Animal Adventures

Image from andBeyond – WILDWatch

Missing zoo days and animal-themed adventures? We’re continuing our armchair tour ideas with the best animal-inspired activities and live streams that are sure to interest your wild side.

Paignton Zoo

Sulawesi Crested Macque, Flamingos, and the zoos resident Meerkats are waiting for you to come and say hello. These live webcam streams give you the best seat in the house to see a small selected of the animals at Paignton Zoo.

The meerkat webcam allows you to view the resident meerkat mob at their home in the Ranch! The group consists of nine individuals and on a warm, sunny day you can be sure to spot them on lookout duty or enjoying a good dig.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Missing zoo days and animal adventures? Look no further, San Diego Zoo has set up cameras in all of their main enclosures, to give you the best seat in the house to watch these exotic animals going about their daily lives. From giraffes to hippos, penguins to platypus’. There’s something for all animal lovers. View the selection of live cams on the San Diego Website!

WILDWatch Live

South African travel company andBeyond has joined forces with wildlife broadcasting experts WildEarth to live stream game drives, twice daily, that you can view from the comfort of your living rooms. You’ll be able to join two live safaris a day, one in the early morning and one in the afternoon, each of which lasts approximately three hours. They’re filmed real-time from two renowned South African game reserves in Kruger National Park, Ngala Private Game Reserve and Djuma Private Game Reserve.

The first part of the afternoon safaris has been designed for children, with special commentary from the experts and a chance to ask questions to the hosts in a live chat section on the side of the screen.

You can view the live streams here.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo have their live cameras in some of their most popular enclosures, including penguins, lions, tigers and pandas! 

“Over one hundred penguins live here at Penguin’s Rock in Edinburgh Zoo – we’re home to Gentoo, king and rockhopper penguins… You may spot Kevin, our naughtiest penguin, who has a lifetime ban from the penguin parade for pecking at our visitors!”

Georgia Aquarium, Georgia

Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium’s live cam. With lots of different live webcams from the Georgia Aquarium such as a Jelly webcam, African Penguin, Beluga Whale, Ocean Voyager, Piranha, Otter, Underwater Puffin and Sea Lion you’ll have plenty of relaxation time to sit and watch all the interesting animals at this aquarium.

If you want more animal inspiration, fun activities and news across the natural world make sure you visit Discover Animals.

Ashleigh Ridler