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Take a virtual trip to the zoo, aquarium with livestreams

You may not be able to visit the zoo or aquarium right now, but you can bring the zoo and the aquarium to you.

The novel coronavirus has led many attractions in the metro Atlanta area and around the U.S. to close. Still, some aquariums and zoos have continued to stream live so potential guests can visit from the comfort of their homes. 

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Here’s a list of the spots that are livestreaming into your house as they remain closed for the coming weeks. 

Georgia Aquarium

The popular local attraction regularly hosts a livestream online and it has continued despite the Georgia Aquarium being closed to the public since March 14. Live views of the beluga whales, African penguins and jellyfish are some of the available options. 

View the live cam here.

Zoo Atlanta

The city’s zoo may be closed but Zoo Atlanta’s famed Panda Cam is still on and operating. While you won’t be able to see the Giant Pandas in person at least through March, you can see them in their Zoo Atlanta habitat on the web. 

View the live cam here.

Shedd Aquarium

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium features a live cam dedicated to underwater beauty. The spot recently went viral after sharing footage of a bonded penguin pair freely roaming the floor while the aquarium is closed to the public. 

View cam here.

Cincinatti Zoo

The zoo, located in Ohio, gained more acclaim ever since Fiona the hippo went viral soon after her premature birth in 2017. During the coronavirus-related closure, the zoo is hosting Home Safari Facebook Live streams each weekday at 3 p.m. 

View the event page here.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey, California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium features several live cams to choose from, allowing people to have their choice of animals to view remotely. Birdwatch by viewing the Aviary Cam or view turtles and sharks in the Open Sea Cam, to name a few. 

View the live cams here.

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo won’t welcome visitors for the time being, but apes, giraffes and tigers are among the animals you can view on a live cam

View the live cam here.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

The National Zoo has also been shuttered over the coronavirus, but it still has live cams for lions, naked mole rats, giant pandas and elephants online. However, volunteers won’t operate the cameras so viewers may not always be able to see the animals.

View the live cams here.

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