National Zoo’s AnimalCams!

May 23rd, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »


It’s Friday, May 23, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Smithsonian National Zoo: AnimalCams


Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)


Take a virtual field trip to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park where you can see many animal exhibits streamed live through web cams! When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of WEB CAM exhibits that include:

  • Asian small-clawed otter
  • Clouded leopard
  • Fishing Cat
  • Lion cub
  • Microscope cam
  • Naked mole-rat
  • Orangutan
  • Panda Bear

Click on any one and a new page opens. You may have to scroll down the page slightly to find the screen where you can watch the live footage. Sometimes you can see the animals quite clearly, and other times they are out of camera range. Remember that the Smithsonian National Zoo is on Eastern Standard Time – so if you visit after sundown and before sunrise Eastern time, you may see nothing but a dark screen.

In addition to viewing the web cams, you’ll find “Fact Sheets” and “Photo Galleries” that you can explore to learn more about the animals featured on these web cams.

Bookmark this site so you can return often!


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