16 adorable and mesmerizing animal livestreams you can watch from home

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By Darcy Schild, INSIDER

There are plenty of ways to connect with animals and nature aside from taking a walk outside or playing with a pet.

Many zoos and animal-centric organizations have set up livestreams that show everything from baby goats frolicking in their pens, to jellyfish swimming gracefully.

Taking time to unplug from work or school and virtually visit with animals — from pandas to penguins — can be relaxing and fun for all ages.

Watch a mother and daughter rhinoceros cuddle in their habitat.

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The Denver Zoo is letting fans virtually visit its rhino calf, Joona, and her mom, Tensing. The live video can be found on the zoo's website homepage, and the zoo is also sharing several updates of its animals — from armadillos to penguins — on Instagram and Facebook.

Tune into a real-time look at giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, courtesy of Smithsonian's National Zoo.

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Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC, has set up livestreams of its giant pandas, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang. There are two camera angles for the optimal panda appreciation experience.

Watch a group of baby goats lounge in a nursery.

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Body care company Beekman 1802 has set up a livestream showing baby goats — which are also called "kids" — on their farm's nursery.

Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is livestreaming soothing views of jellyfish.

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The Monterey, California, aquarium has an ongoing "Jelly Cam" that is especially soothing to watch.

The aquarium also has live views of other sea species, like penguins, sharks, and otters.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium is giving visitors a virtual look at its colorful sea creatures via free live camera streaming. Animal lovers can watch sharks lurk around their habitat or enjoy views of penguins waddling in groups.

Virtually visit with snow leopard cubs, who might be sleeping in their "nesting box" or exploring their habitat at an Australia zoo.


Zoos Victoria, an Australian zoo and conservation organization, is livestreaming baby snow leopards from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. In addition, the organization has live broadcasts of giraffes, a penguin, and lions.

The Cincinnati Zoo hosts a Facebook Live "Home Safari" session every weekday.

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Every weekday at 3 p.m. EST, the Cincinnati Zoo hosts live "Home Safari" sessions, each showcasing a different animal and featuring an educational activity with kids in mind.

Take in crystal-clear underwater views of sea anemone and colorful fish from an Australian reef.

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The Nature Conservatory Australia has a live camera of a reef in Port Phillip Bay, which streams stunning "Finding Nemo"-worthy views.

An animal sanctuary in Tennessee is livestreaming a room of elderly rescue dogs.

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Old Friends Animal Sanctuary in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, has an ongoing broadcast of its canine friends barking, eating, and lounging in what it's calling the "Senior Dog Gathering Room."

Watch penguins, koalas, and pandas from the San Diego Zoo.

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From polar bears to apes, giraffes, and koalas, the San Diego Zoo's live cameras show tons of different animals that make a trip to the zoo feel accessible, even from the couch.

The Georgia Aquarium also offers a colorful look at its sea species.


Take in sights of a sprawling underwater landscape or watch as puffins swim above the surface of the water.

One charity livestreams its service dogs-to-be.

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Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit organization based in Maryland, trains dogs to support wounded veterans. The charity has a live broadcast of its future service dogs, and the stream is full of adorable puppy views.

A farm in Indiana is giving fans even more views of baby goats living their adorable lives.

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Goat Milk Stuff, a company based in Indiana that makes goat milk soaps and other body care products, has two live cameras showing their baby goat pens. The farm is home to some 200 Alpine and Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats.

View majestic bald eagles found at Channel Islands National Park.

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The National Park Service has set up live cameras that invite viewers into the behaviors of bald eagles on Channel Islands National Park off the coast of California.

Nature enthusiasts can also take virtual tours of several US National Parks, including the Channel Islands, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and more.

The International Wolf Center offers live views of its pack of wolves: Denali, Boltz, Axel, and Grayson.

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The educational animal center in Ely, Minnesota, has an ongoing stream that shows four of its "ambassador" wolves roaming around the snowy landscape.

Tune into the Memphis Zoo's Hippo Cam and virtually visit with its two female hippos: Binti and Splish.

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The zoo's two hippos can be found frolicking in the Hippo Yard, which is broadcast on the Hippo Cam daily.

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