One of the great things about the internet is that there are so many different ways to learn about and see animals of all kinds! There are podcasts about pet care and wildlife, shows produced by zoos that share information and sweet stories about the animals they care for, and so much more. I have so many favorite shows and wanted to share some!
Pittie Nation (Facebook Watch)
This show was created by the site The Dodo and shares the stories of different pit bulls who just love their families and are some of the goofiest, loving dogs. Each video shows just how different pit bulls can be from their stereotype.
Just For Fauna from the Oregon Zoo (Facebook Watch)
This show is from the Oregon Zoo and shares some of the behind the scenes events! There’s a video of Nolina the porcupine going for a walk, slow motion sea otters, cheetahs chasing some balls, and so much more! You can watch and learn about the animals at the Oregon Zoo through these videos in the comfort of your own home! My favorite Just For Fauna video is Kaya the harbor seal meeting a butterfly:
Off Exhibit at The Maryland Zoo (Podcast)
With over 40 episodes, Off Exhibit at The Maryland Zoo takes a behind the scenes look at what it takes to take care of a zoo! Timm Baldwin is the host of the show and he talked to many folks at the zoo, like zookeepers, veteriarians, vet techs, and exhibits specialists. With this show, you can learn about what life is like working at the zoo, what work the zoo is doing, the animals that call the Maryland Zoo home, and so much more.
You can listen to the show most places you find podcasts!
Safari Live From National Geographic
For many, safaris can be inaccessibly expensive. But National Geographic has numerous videos to make observing African wildlife so much easier! There are videos of elephants mourning the death of a fellow elephant, a mongoose pretending to be dead (it’s actually really cute), lions struggling with a mysterious disease, a wild buffalo giving birth, and so much more.
Many of the videos seem to be 1-4 minutes long, making it easy to watch several videos in a row! You can find them on National Geographic’s website.
Woodland Park Zoo Teacher Resources (Slideshows, activities, self guided tours, etc)
The Woodland Park Zoo is home to many kinds of animals and to help teachers, they’ve created several resources to help teach children about wildlife! There are self guided tours, pre visit sheets, powerpoint presentations, and packets on the animals that call the Woodland Park Zoo home.
Are there any other ways to learn about animals? Let me know in the comments!