When you’ve spent over 45 minutes browsing Netflix and coming up empty-handed, exhausted your Amazon Prime Video options, and just need some new feel-good content, you know it’s time to turn to the animal videos. But not just any animal videos — live cams of Florida’s cutest and most zen animals can help keep you calm and give you a serotonin boost if you're practicing social isolation right now. Enjoy these cams as the animals play and laze their days away — try not to "awe" too hard.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Live Dolphin Cams
Why You Need To Watch It: Home to the stars of Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, you can actually watch Winter and Hope, the adorable dolphin buddies, swimming about their connected areas. You may also glimpse the aquarium’s other dolphins, PJ and Nicholas.
Big Cat Rescue Cams
Why You Need To Watch It: As the name suggests, you can find all manner of massive feline lounging and playing on these cams from the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. Home to over 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, courageous, and other species, you can check out the cams 24/7 to see what the kitties are up to.
Why You Need To Watch It: You can catch Walle and Boomer scurrying about their enclosure at the Otter Oasis in Clearwater's Marine Aquarium. There’s never a dull moment when the two of these intelligent and playful otters get going with their toys, digging in the sand, and playing in the water.
Zoo Miami Meerkats
Why You Need To Watch It: Watching these little nuggets zip across the screen will keep you shamelessly entertained for a while. They’re always busy chasing each other, eating, digging, and up to other general meerkat shenanigans.
Mavis’s Rescue Hideaway Cam
Why You Need To Watch It: Sea turtles, stingrays, and tropical fish float by on this super zen webcam at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. You can often catch Harold the sea turtle bobbing by right in front of the camera. He’s quite the ham!
Southwest Florida Eagle Cam
Why You Need To Watch It: Harriet, the female eagle frequenting this nest, has been coming to this location since 2006 with her original mate who was known as Ozzie. After Ozzie passed in early 2015, Harriet bonded with her new mate, known as M15, and this is now their fifth season at this location. You can watch the pair incubate their eggs and go about their day on this cam.
From webcams to e-books, there are plenty of ways to stay entertained when you're cooped up at home!