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    If You're Running Out Of Ways To Distract Yourself During Self-Isolation Then Do I Have Some Good News For You

    I am thiiiis close to buying a pet for company. So hopefully this fills that void.

    Due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, a lot of people are stuck at home practising self-isolation and social distancing.

    And like everyone else, I am beginning to really feel those loooong hours.

    But never fear! Because, while zoos around the world may have closed their doors, there's quite a few who have started live streaming their animals.

    There's Taronga TV, which is live streaming from Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo in Australia.

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    They've got live cams for the tigers, elephants and seals, as well as keeper talks and live feeds and shows! Time to get up close and personal with some of your favourites!

    You can watch them all here.

    Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo in Victoria, Australia are also live streaming their animals, so would-be visitors don't have to miss out.

    Plus, a whole bunch of zoos from the US are also showing live streams!

    Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden have a program called Home Safari, that I would have FROTHED OVER when I was a kid.

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    Each day, they do a Facebook live video, that introduces a new animal to the viewers. It's great if you have kids, because each video comes with an activity they can do while watching — so it's educational too!

    Don't worry if you can't tune into the live videos because of the time difference — they upload them all onto YouTube, so you can watch them in your own time!

    And Wild Earth has a SafariLIVE, where you can watch sunrise and sunset safaris in Africa every single day!

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    These videos may not be a direct result of COVID-19 and they might not be coming from a zoo, but it's still a live stream involving animals, which I am here for. They upload the videos to their YouTube channel, so no worries if you can't tune in for the full three-hour long safari, or if the time difference is a bit of a pain.

    I'm honestly just learning so much.

    Me, you and the whole entire world, watching these videos from the comfort of our own homes while practicing safe social distancing: