The San Diego Zoo, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Woodland Park Zoo and the Houston Zoo all provide live animal cams at some of their exhibits. Depending on the zoo, viewers see animal babies being cared for or scheduled meal times.
The San Diego Zoo has seven live cams, including its newest at the tiger enclosure. The tiger cam looks onto a forest setting, and the vegetation sometimes makes it a challenge to find the tigers. Other live cams include the polar cam, the koala cam, the elephant cam, the ape cam and the panda cam, which faces the panda's feeding area. The ape cam overlooks the orangutan enclosure.
The National Zoo, part of the Smithsonian complex in Washington, D.C., has live cams pointed at its Asian small-clawed otter exhibit, the clouded leopard enclosure and the fishing cats exhibit. The latter are a small species of Asian wild cat, roughly twice as large as typical house cats. They have no aversion to water and dive right in to catch fish.
At the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, live cams are set up at its indoor giraffe barn, at the outdoor savannah exhibit and at the grizzly bear enclosure. Some of the exhibits at the Houston Zoo with live cams include the flamingo habitat, the giraffe feeding platform and the elephant pool.