• A Word from Ms. Foust on "Critter Cams"
     
    The links below will take you to "critter cams" where you can watch a variety of critters (creatures/animals), some in zoos, some in sanctuaries, some in the wild.  Nature isn't always pretty.  Many of the animals are predators, and you will likely see some of them bringing in fresh-caught prey, such as fish, snakes, rats, squirrels, and rabbits.  Remember that animals in the wild must hunt for their food--they can't go through the drive-thru at McDonald's. 
     

     
     
     
    Savannah Owl Bird Cam, Skidaway Island, Georgia

    Introducing this year's Skidaway Island nest cam residents:  The Ospreys.  Click on the link (or on the image) below for live viewing of the nest.  Explore the website for video footage and info about this year's events so far.  Be sure to look at the blog to go back to the beginning of this year's egg-citement.  

    http://landingsbirdcam.com/

    Ospreys with dinner
     
    If the above link doesn't work on your Chromebook, try one of these links instead: 
     
     

    Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Cams
    This site has great information about birds and includes featured webcams from a variety of different places around the world, including Barred Owls  in Indiana, Ospreys on Skidaway Island in George,  Laysan Albatross in Hawaii and more.  Click on the picture or link below to begin exploring.
     
     
     
    Cornell Lab of Ornithology  
      

    The Elephant Sanctuary
     
     
    The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is the nation's largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants. It is a non-profit organization, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and accredited by the Association of Sanctuaries, designed specifically for old, sick or needy elephants who have been retired from zoos and circuses.
     
     
    African herd  
     

    International Wolf Center
     
    The mission of the International Wolf Center is to advance "...the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future."  To visit the webcams, click on the picture or the link below.  To learn more about the wolves, be sure to visit other sections of the, especially the link to "Our Wolves."
     
     
     
    Wolf Howling photo by Don Gossett  
     
    National Zoo
     
    Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!  See different animals at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. 
     
    The link below (click the URL or the picture) takes you to the webcam page; however, some of the webcams do not work with all Internet browsers.  To find out more about your favorite zoo animal, be sure to scroll up to the top of the Zoo webpage and select "Animals" to find more info, including pictures and videos. 
     
     
    Panda  

    San Diego Zoo Animal Cams and Videos
     
    polar bear  
    Click on links to watch the San Diego Zoo's Elephant, Ape, Panda, and Ape animal cameras or watch recorded videos.  Includes links to informative videos with zoo staff telling us about the animals.  To visit the webcams, click on the picture or the link below.