12 Best Live Animal Cams
The workplace can sometimes be a boring and stressful setting. When the going gets tough, the tough don't get going. Instead, the tough take a break and watch the cutest and most fascinating creatures on the Internet (duh). Who says these live animal cams have to distract you from your work? We think these active animals might just give you that extra oomph you need to get through your day. Just be sure to minimize the window when your boss walks by.
SHIBA INU PUPS
On May 21, the world became five times cuter with the birth of a batch of Shiba Inu puppies. Daiichi, Dango, Dumpling, Dosha, Daisuki and Dakota are the first litter born to their mother, Ayumi, who is an AKC Champion. Viewers have been tuning in daily to see these precious pups. And boy, have they grown! If you haven't tuned in yet, be sure to check out what these Shiba Inus are up to before they're all grown up.
If you missed the London Olympics opening ceremony, you might not know that Corgis are having a moment. From royal Corgis to Corgi memes, these dogs are climbing up the charts as one of the world's most popular pets. Thankfully for all of us, someone created a Corgi Cam. Take a break from the stresses of life and watch four puppies nibble and nuzzle one another for hours, even days if you want. It's too cute to pass up.
BROWN BEARS CATCH SALMON
Nothing is more fascinating than watching an animal in its element. There is no better example of that than these brown bears trying to catch their dinner. Although there isn't much action happening, we still can't help but watch. Cheer on Brook Falls' most patient patrons and see whether they actually catch a salmon or not. When they do, you won't think all those hours of viewing will have been wasted.
GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS
Do you like Golden Retriever puppies? Do you like good causes? If so, we've got something for you. Meet Holly’s Half Dozen, six Golden Retriever pups that were born on June 24. These little dogs weren't put on this planet just for oohs and awws; they've got an important task at paw. The puppies are going to be trained as therapy animals for recovering service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The litter will spend the next two years helping lift the spirits of wounded warriors by giving them a therapeutic and purposeful mission.
Panda births are perhaps one of the top-10 breaking news stories people love. It's (almost) a fact. So when panda Bai Yun gave birth to her baby at the San Diego Zoo, zookeepers knew the world would want to watch. Panda lovers can now witness Bai Yun and her baby during their very important bonding period.
Can't fall asleep? Don't worry. We've got the perfect insomniac activity for you. SeaWorld has a 24-hour live penguin cam. You can tune in at any hour of the day to check out what these penguins are up to. You might even catch one making a snow angel.
BELUGA WHALE CAM
Ever wonder what a beluga actually does under the deep blue sea? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to Vancouver Aquarium. Watch these adroable whales swim around their aquarium and marvel at ther absolute beauty.
Ah, puffins. These fluffy friends of ours are so much more than just a delicious cereal. The winsome waddlers are actually quite fascinating. Take a look and see them loaf around on Seal Island. The best times to watch them are mornings and early afternoons. And even if they're not there, you can at least enjoy the beautiful setting and pretend like you're on the beach, too. See what they're doing right now.
If you're a cat person, then you must be wondering the same thing we are: Where are all the cat cams at? One has finally arrived, thanks to 2nd Chance Rescue. Watch a litter of newborn kittens roll around and get to know one another as their mother looks on. Clear out your schedule for the day. This is one fabulous, furry party you'll want to RSVP "yes" to.
SIKU THE POLAR BEAR
In 2011, Siku the polar bear arrived on the scene and immediately stole our hearts. The Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Denmark created a Siku cam so viewers would be able to see the little guy grow. When Siku is big enough, he will join the rest of the other bears, but for now, he remains in his own exhibit. See what he's up to.
People can't get enough of Shark Week. To celebrate Shark Week's 25th Anniversary, Discovery is giving viewers a special shark experience with their Shark Cam 360. Shark fans can now peek inside the Ocean Voyager at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga. You can even change the view. Technology is awesome, guys, but not as awesome as Shark Week.
THE KELP FOREST
Not all of us have the luxury of having our own fancy in-home aquariums. But now you can pretend. Hook your computer up to your TV and stream Monterey Bay Aquarium's live cam of the Kelp Forest. Standing at 28 feet, the Kelp Forest is one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world. Viewers get a diver’s-eye-view of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels and a host of other fish as they make their way through the underwater jungle.Next: More Cute & Funny Stuff!