First Things

Something Animal

Visit the zoo, virtually

So you’ve binge-watched Tiger King and are now wishing you could visit a real zoo? Although visiting Binder Park Zoo is not possible for the time being, the zoo is offering the next best thing: its ZooCam, at binderparkzoo.org/zoocam.

With a bird’s-eye view of the southern part of the zoo’s 18-acre Wild Africa savanna exhibit, the ZooCam offers remote access to watch giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, addra gazelles, addaxes and bonteboks as well as ostriches, vultures and storks going about their business in real time.

With the current camera view, you’ll be able to watch the animals’ annual reintroduction to the exhibit as well as their release in the morning and return each evening. You can also witness the ever-changing weather, cloud patterns and sunsets over the savanna.