Because of the real threat and danger that the coronavirus pandemic presents, most of us are stuck inside our homes, social distancing and self-isolating, all while dreaming of the day when this is all over. For some, the day that the global pandemic is over means being able to get back to our normal lives. For others, it is being able to finally go outside, enjoy fun activities and even reschedule that postponed trip.
But until that day comes, most of us will be stuck at home daydreaming. Thankfully, living in today’s era means that a simple click on the internet will bring us to various places and landscapes without leaving the safety of our homes. So if you’re itching for a digital wildlife adventure, here’s what should be on your list:
Nest with bald eagles in Washington, D.C.
Ahh, America’s very own national bird, fierce and free. So while we don’t have the freedom to go outside, why don’t you go nest with bald eagles via a virtual visit to Mr. President and The First Lady, two of the country’s most famous eagles, which currently live in a nest perched on top of a tulip tree at Washington, D.C.
Watch whales migrate at the Oregon Coast
In the Pacific Northwest, this time of the year usually means whale watching. And since American tourists are all being encouraged to stay at home, the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay is sharing a live video stream of the whales migrating so that we can all witness it from the comforts of our own homes. The livestream is up until March 29.
Go underwater alongside sea otters and sharks in Monterey, CA
The pandemic may have temporarily closed the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, but 10 of its wildlife webcams is still up, letting you experience its diverse animal habitats from your own home. This includes penguins, sea otters, jellyfish, a kelp forest, a coral reef and, of course, sharks.
Run with a wolf pack in Northern Minnesota
Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a wolf pack? Well now you can, sorta, since the International Wolf Center in Northern Minnesota provides live streaming of their wolf cams, which features Boltz, Axel, Grayson and Denali, all of which are known as “ambassador” wolves.