With the American summer holidays fast approaching those in the northern hemisphere and the Australian winter driving us indoors, I thought I’d share one of my favorite activities: visiting the zoo.
For me, trips to the zoo are best done in Spring or Autumn. Not too hot, not to cold. But while I love trips to the zoo, sometimes it’s not always possible. Time and money and bad weather can often get in the way of a great day out. But there is a pretty cool solution to visiting the zoo with your kids without even leaving the comfort of our houses: visit the zoo online.
Zoos have fantastic resources to keep the kids amused, and some even have live web cam in animal enclosures. I’ve spent today surfing the web and I have to say I’m impressed. How often can you take a peek at the Chester Zoo in
when you’re half a world away? Zoo cam makes it easy. Here are some of the most
interesting sites I’ve found today: England
Chester Zoo also has webcams in their Flamingo and Giraffe enclosures.
Ireland: WOLF CAM at
So, if you’re frequently at a loss for finding quiet ways to entertain your kids through the holidays, or are an animal fan yourself, be sure to bookmark this post. The Japanese Sea Nettles are lovely to watch.
Remember, the web cams are all operating in real time so you’ll need a rough idea of when its daylight at that zoo before you settle in to watch. Another activity for the kids to research perhaps?
Do you have other entertainment sites that your kids love to visit? If so, please share them in the comments section and spread the resources to other parents.