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All the times and places you can find zoos live streaming to keep your kids educated

Tucker time: Invariably the highlight of many a day in zoos across the world. Photo: Shutterstock
Tucker time: Invariably the highlight of many a day in zoos across the world. Photo: Shutterstock

Call it fun, call it education or even call it a shrewd business move, but during this virus crisis you can still go to the zoo - online!

Zoos across the globe are temporarily closed for now. But no matter - they have cameras, have an online presence and it's all live, right now!

"We are first and foremost a not-for-profit conservation organisation, but we know our role is to also bring everyone some joy and a touch of magic right now," Zoos Victoria said in a statement.

"Our animals can keep making you smile through our #AnimalsAtHome live stream as well as other videos and photos that we'll share with you via our social channels."

Don't forget that online, the world is a tiny place - you check out some zoos from all over the world. And Australia Zoo on the Gold Coast has a veritable library of videos to keep any animal lover engrossed for hours.

Melbourne has cameras set on its penguins, lions and giraffes, yet it's hard to go past the baby snow leopards. The cubs are usually fed sometime between 9am and 10am each morning. You might find them snoozing below or outside.

These cuties can be reasonably active but feeding times (generally 9:40am and between 3-4pm daily) are fantastic. You might be able to spot some of the dominant personalities, too - like Ed, the Fiordland Penguins.

The Australian Reptile Park is providing education videos every day at 10am and live streams at 2pm on it's Facebook page.

This via the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Panda Cams, lets you can watch giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang. Don't forget the time difference, but then there's always the unexpected joy of watching a panda pig out on a midnight snack!

Tucker time for the giant pandas in Washington.

Tucker time for the giant pandas in Washington.

There's something quietly soothing about jellyfish doing there thing. Perhaps one for the more mature child (otherwise called an adult).

The Jigokudani Yaen-koen is where monkeys bathe in a hot spring - as they should rightly should! It's a bit clunky and won't reel you in for too long but they do seem very relaxed.

Just chilling.

Just chilling.

The Rosies Pan camera has an elevated position over the water where the Big 5 are often spotted. Prides of lions with their cubs are often spotted here, but again, beware the time difference. You might end up with tired kiddies but the highlight packages also on the page could be of interest.

Not exactly a zoo, but rather a Port Stephens poultry farm which produces free-range eggs. Perhaps more educational than outright action-packed - and just during daylight hours.

Chook cam may or may not be in need of a lens clean.

Chook cam may or may not be in need of a lens clean.

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