Get Wild

Earth Day 50 for 50: Join Sunset Zoo in their Earth Day 50 for 50 campaign to help families celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. With 10 weeks of activities and challenges for all ages, share your participation on social media for the chance to win weekly prizes April 18-June 28.

Sunset Zoo Tune in at Two: Meet some of Sunset Zoo's animals and keepers during the daily Tune in at Two educational videos on their Facebook. A couple of minutes watching a new animal friend is sure to leave you smiling.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium: The "Do the Zoo at Home" page features a new animal video daily plus accompanying activities for young Wildcats in grades pre-K through 12.

Kansas City Zoo web cams: Watch penguins above and below water, otters, orangutans and more. 

Monterey Bay Aquarium web cams: Be delighted by the antics of their sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of the jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

National Zoo web cams: See what the giant pandas, elephants, lions or naked mole-rats are up to. If you have young Wildcats in the house, this page also offers a downloadable activity packet designed to engage students (grades K-5) in looking closely and thinking deeply about animal behavior and habitats.

National Aquarium web cams: Tune into the Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home. Make it interactive by playing I Spy using the "Can you spot us?" list for each cam. live cams: offers approximately 100 live cams (and highlight videos for cams not currently streaming) that span species from around the world, include African river wildlife, Alaska's Katmai National Park Brooks Falls brown bears (home of the popular annual Fat Bear Week contest), the Northern LightsSouth Africa's Tembe Elephant Park, sharks in the Atlantic and much more. 

International Wolf Center Wolf Cam: These cameras are live-broadcasting the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves. Even in captivity, wolves can be elusive. If you don’t spot them, look closely in the background under the trees. You may also witness qualified Wolf Care Staff providing daily physical checks and veterinary care as well as maintenance to the enclosure.

Find more zoo and aquariums with web cams in the Aquariums & Zoos section of the Manhattan Public Library "More Resources" page.