New Zoo Webcams Show Lions, Gorillas, Flamingos, Ferrets, And Much More

July 15th, 2010 by Mark

Who doesn’t like a visit to the zoo? Not many, I suspect, although finding the time to get there can prevent a visit from taking place. Alas! This excuse is no longer valid, as you can practically visit a zoo right now from the comfort of your own home.

While we’ve covered other places where you can take a virtual zoo trip here on Camscape, I’m talking about the Smithsonian Nation Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. The zoo is set over 163 acres, and is home to over 2000 animals of almost 400 different species. They have a great website and have many different animals on webcam — ample for any animal lover.

Among their residents on webcam, the most famous are the giant pandas, Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and their cub, Tai Shan. Giant pandas are one of the most endangered species in the world, with it thought that only 1,600 surviving in the wild, and 160 in zoos.

As a small selection of what else is on offer, you can also watch Sumatran tigers and African lions, a family of seven western lowland gorillas, flamingos, and black-footed ferrets.

If you want to check out all the different webcams available, you can check them here. Unfortunately, the animals aren’t always in front of the webcams, so if you’re unlucky enough to see nothing, be sure to check a different webcam.

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