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The Coronavirus has over 25% of the US locked down and is impacting the daily life of nearly every person in the world. Travel may seem inconsequential in this current state of the world, but for many of us, going to our favorite destination is a critical way to have fun and escape the day-to-day grind.
Since travel has all but halted in most of the world, we want to bring some of our favorite destinations to your living room, home office, TV, or wherever you are quarantining.
The Houston Zoo has amazing live cam footage of some of the coolest animals on the planet free to view from 7AM – 7PM CST. These cams are interactive and let you move around the viewing area, so this is one of the coolest we’ve found.
Cameras include Giraffe, Gorilla, Elephants, Ants, Rhinos, & Chimpanzee.
The Giraffe Cam – Live View
See Houston Zoo guests feed the giraffes, and take a look around their habitat! View now!
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The Gorilla Habitate Cam – Live View
From the site: Our western lowland gorillas share their expansive outdoor habitat with a small family of red river hogs. The gorilla habitat is large, and the gorillas have an indoor habitat as well, so you may not see them on camera all the time.
The Elephant Yard Cam – Live View
From the site: What’s going on in the elephant habitat at the Houston Zoo right now? Find out with our live webcam below. Before 10:30 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m., our elephants may not be visible on the webcams. Zookeepers clean the yard and put out treats in the morning, while the elephants are in their barn having their morning bath. In the late afternoon, they go back in the barn to have dinner. Then, they have the option of spending some time inside or going outside. View now.
The Leafcutter Ant Cam – Live View
Get an up-close and personal look at a colony of leafcutter ants. You’ll see these little guys staying very busy up close unlike ever before. View cam now.
The Rhino Yard Cam – Live View
What’s going on in the rhino yard at the Houston Zoo right now? Check it out now! You will see some of strongest and most powerful animals in the world right from your home. Plus, you have the ability to move the camera around the yard and zoom in on what you want to see! It’s like you’re there! View now.
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The Chimpanzee Window Cam – Live View
What’s going on in the chimpanzee habitat at the Houston Zoo right now? See these magical creatures hanging out and control where you move the camera! View now.
While this won’t scratch the travel bug totally, it will at least let you watch something that isn’t on Netflix and interact with some of the most beautiful animals in the world.