With the coronavirus having students stuck at home and restaurants along with other public areas closed, zoos and aquariums across the country are doing their part to help alleviate the monotony and melancholy of this pandemic.
Although zoos and aquariums are also closed to the public, many are now live-streaming their animals and/or marine life daily so citizens experiencing the boredom of self-quarantine have a source of entertainment. People can watch live videos any time they want to pop in and view what the animals are up to.
The Cincinnati Zoo of Ohio, Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Diego Zoo of California, Elmwood Park Zoo of Pennsylvania, Smithsonian National Zoo of Washington D.C., the National Aquarium of Baltimore, Maryland, Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and our Lone Star state’s Houston Zoo all participate in the new trend.
The zoos and aquariums also feature workers talking about specific animals in their on-site habitats each day, and the workers supply interesting facts about each animal they speak about as well.
Each participating zoo and aquarium posts their daily videos on their respective websites when done, and their live streams can be accessed on respective websites or social media accounts.