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Zoo offers live safari online for those stuck at home during corona-virus

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is organizing virtual tours for the millions of us locked at home.

Sadly, the zoo had to close its doors to the public due to coronavirus. Despite that, 100 zookeepers, vets and support staff are still caring for thousands of animals belonging to around 500 species.

Over the past few days, zookeepers have been posting tons of videos. They include some of the zoo’s most emblematic guests, including red pandashippos and snow leopards.

“It’s been really cool doing these live Home Safaris,” said zookeeper Jenna Wingate. “Seeing the support and how happy you are making people by doing them.” If you want to venture into the wild without leaving your home, you can catch the zoo’s videos and pictures on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.