This Is Zoo Putting Its Animals Online

This Is Zoo Putting Its Animals Online

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
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Many parents are left scrambling with our kids at home for weeks on end and out of school. We want to make sure we’re giving our kids some opportunities for education while experts are encouraging us to keep our kids away from crowds. Thankfully, companies and organizations are coming together to find ways to keep our kids from boredom and us from stressing. The Cincinnati Zoo is closed to the public right now, but they’re putting its animals online, and here are the details.

The Cincinnati Zoo has closed its zoo to the public, but they’re still doing what they can for the kids and families who love to visit the animals. They’ve come up with a way to give parents a break and entertain the kids while supporting the need to stay out of the public while the coronavirus is still a risk to everyone.

“While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational,” the zoo writes on Facebook. They’ve started a new program they’re calling “Home Safari Facebook Live,” where animal experts who work at their zoo and care for the animals will go live on Facebook and highlight one of their animals.

“Each weekday at 3 pm where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home,” they write in the announcement.

“Join us starting Monday, March 16, at 3 pm for our first Home Safari- featuring Fiona!” The zoo is home to thousands of animals and Fiona the hippo is the perfect one to kick off their new feature. Fiona melted hearts when she was born at the zoo on January 24, 2017, and has been attracting visitors who saw her first as an ultrasound image, the first Nile hippo to be shown prenatally through an ultrasound. She is also the first one born at the zoo in 75 years and is pretty fun to watch a toddler hippo.

The zoo hasn’t announced which other animals they will be featuring every day at 3:00, but it’s an excellent way for parents to break up their day and keep their kids from asking for another snack or complaining that they’re bored.

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