Live Animal Cameras

Is it not amazing to watch animals drinking from a waterhole in their natural habitat or spending quality time in their zoo enclosure? Multiple zoos, like the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and San Diego Zoo, place webcams to catch animals in action. A similar approach is taken by many national parks and sanctuaries. Live animal cameras are a great way to watch animals from the comfort of your couch.

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam

These gentle giants eat almost exclusively bamboo … and if this webcam is any indication, they do it all day long. Check out their powerful jaws!

California Academy of Sciences Penguin Cam

Let the waddling commence! Watch these little cuties from South Africa and Namibia swim and nest from one of three webcams.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Jelly Cam

These beauties are as mesmerizing as they are dangerous. These sea nettles, as they’re known, have stinging cells on their tentacles in order to paralyze prey.

Seattle Aquarium Sea Otter Cam

The Seattle Aquarium is home to four northern sea otters. The somersaults and log rolls are pretty amazing, but we won’t stop watching until we see them hold hands.

Cornell Lab FeederWatch Cam

This FeederWatch cam is located at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York on the edge of the Sapsucker Woods. Their feeders attract chickadees, woodpeckers, and the Red-winged Blackbird.

RoyalCam Live Albatross Cam

Albatrosses are large oceanic birds with wingspans up to 10 feet. The last time we checked, this season’s not-so-little chick was hanging out in the nest.

Raptor Resource Project Decorah Eagles

When this breeding pair’s nest was destroyed (twice!), a team of researchers rebuilt it. The eagles have been coming back to brood ever since.

Bear Watching Transylvania Live Animal Cam

You won’t see any vampires on this live animal cam located in Transylvania, Romania. However, you will see bears as well as red deer, roe deer, wild boar, fox, rabbit, wolf, and other wild animals.

GRACE Gorilla Forest Corridor Cam

Watch the Grauer’s gorillas as they play, eat, and rest in their forest habitat in the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can even “meet” the gorillas and then try to identify who you’re looking at!

Africam Nkhoro Bush Lodge

You’ll need a lot of patience for this one, but you just may be rewarded with one of Africa’s “big five” safari animals: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo.

Aquarium of the Pacific Shark Lagoon Cam

Don’t worry—it’s not as scary as it sounds. Witness the many species of sharks inside the Aquarium of the Pacific’s shark lagoon—sand tiger, zebra, and whitetip reef sharks, for instance.

Polar Bears International Cape West Camera

Polar bear maternity dens?! Yes, please! Check in on the mama bears and cubs at Cape Churchill in Canada’s Wapusk National Park.

Boulder County Osprey Cam

You’re just in time! Last year, the ospreys arrived on March 22nd, so we should be able to watch them nest any time now!

Bella Hummingbird Nest

This tiny nest in La Verne, California, has been home to female hummingbirds and their babes since 2005. For reference, it’s about the size of a golf ball cut in half.

Honey Bee Hive

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in a beehive, then check out this livestream. It uses an infrared camera to show the inner workings of a bee colony living inside a large hollow log.

Nonsuch Expeditions Live Endangered Bermuda Cahows

Prepare to squee! You’re looking at a critically endangered (and adorably fluffy) Bermuda Cahow chick and its parents. It’s a beautiful sign of hope for a species once thought to be extinct.

Trevor Zoo Red Pandas

There are less than 5,000 red pandas in the wild. During the day, you can find the Trevor Zoo red pandas sleeping in the trees.

Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Yard Cam

April the giraffe went viral when the birth of her calf was live-streamed in 2017. Now you can check in on her and her son Tajiri while she enjoys her retirement.

Mpala Live African Watering Hole

We’re here for the hippos, but at this watering hole in central Kenya, you catch also catch elephants, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, crocodiles, and leopards taking a drink or going for a swim.

Brooks Falls Katmai National Park

One more to save for later. For now, check out the amazing highlights of brown bears as they feast on the salmon who have returned to spawn.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Beach Swamp Cam

It’s not just gators on this feed, although they are prominently featured. There’s also roseate spoonbills and other wading birds in these Florida wetlands.

Lubee Bat Conservatory Mixed Species Flying Fox Cam

Check out these rescued fruit bats and please, help us figure out if that really is a teddy bear in the cage. Do bats need toys?

Orcalab Rubbing Beach

Believe us—you’ve never seen anything like this before. Watch as orcas in British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait engage in a unique behavior called “beach rubbing.”

Audubon Puffin Loafing Ledge

You’re going to have to bookmark this one until the puffins return, but it should be soon. In the meantime, you can watch the livestream highlights of Atlantic puffins foraging, feeding, and raising their young in the rock crevices of Seal Island off the coast of Maine.

International Wolf Center North Camera powered

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future.

Mississippi River Flyway Cam powered

The Raptor Resource Project has established a new bird cam on an island in the heart of the Mississippi River’s Driftless area.

Friends of Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge powered

You will see a seasonal wetlands pond filled with migrating waterfowl and raptors. The central valley of CA is on the Pacific Flyway, one of the largest migratory paths for wildlife in the country.

Namibia: Live stream in the Namib Desert

Complementing the magnificence of the Namib Desert’s never-ending red sand dunes, Namibia Cam’s waterhole lies within the Gondwana Namib Park - bordering the Namib Naukluft Park.

Live BACKYARD Animal Cam in Ohio! (Birds, rabbits, squirrels)

You can expect to see Eastern Gray Squirrels, Eastern Chipmunks, and many different species of birds (Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, American Crow, Mourning Dove, sparrows, and sometimes even Mallard ducks).

LIVE Bird Feeder in 4K

You can expect to see a huge variety of birds, including Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, 3 species of woodpecker (Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied), Tufted Titmouse, Common Grackle, House Sparrow, European Starling, and an American Crow fitting as many peanuts as possible into their mouth.

Trevor Zoo Red Panda Nest

Watch our Red Pandas in their nest box. Red Pandas are one of the 11 endangered species at the Trevor Zoo.

Trevor Zoo Red Wolf LIVE

Watch our Red Wolves, Juno and Flora, in their outdoor habitat in our Red Wolf Breeding Facility. Red Wolves are one of 11 endangered species at the Trevor Zoo.

KC Zoo Penguin Cam 4K

Helzberg Penguin Plaza opened its doors in October 2013. It's currently home to king penguins, macaroni penguins, gentoo penguins, and chinstrap penguins.

LIVE Lakeside Bird Feeder Camera - Kent, Ohio (Lots of finches!)

YThere is lots of vegetation along the water's edge which provides shelter and safety for the birds as they move around the pond.

LIVE birds from Europe! [12+ species observed daily]

This LIVE bird cam is generously shared with us from the Makov Animal Rescue station in the Czech Republic. In the background, you may see deer, storks, or other animals roaming around

LIVE BIRDS from SOUTH AFRICA! (Over 50 species seen in 2022)

This bird feeding station is located in a suburban garden backyard in Pretoria, South Africa. Apart from Pretoria being at 4,600 feet (1400 m) above sea level.

Animals form a balanced ecosystem in the wild. Their movement pattern changes over different seasons. This makes the live animal cameras a way of recognizing these patterns. For example, in Tembe Elephant National Park, live cameras provide views of elephants drinking from a waterhole. In zoos, there are cameras for certain zoo enclosures. San Diego Zoo provides live cam videos of baboons, platypus, tigers, polar bears, and more. They also feature live videos of cute koalas in their enclosure. Do you know which are the largest flying birds in the Western hemisphere? Condors. San Diego cams present a live cam for condors. Smithsonian National Zoo features a panda cam and cameras for the weird naked mole rats. Did you know that naked mole rats do not get cancer and are being researched for this quality?

Live animal cameras show the way animals socialize in the wild, and how they behave. These run 24/7 and are interesting for kids to watch. Africa is a hub for such live videos, with so many waterholes, forests, rivers, and lakes. On the other hand, Monterey Bay Aquarium provides videos of animals that live in marine environments.

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