Virtual Cincinnati Zoo

Blake Huemme and Mason Planey

The Home safari page on Facebook every weekday and starts at 3pm. Their page is You can expect to see them show you animals and also  give background on the animal they’re talking about and facts and history about the animal.

What you would see watching the live video from Facebook is they bring out one animal a day and explain what it would do in the wild, including what the animal likes to eat, and they show viewers what kind of tricks the animal can do. 

For instance, one day, they showed an ocelot. The ocelot is a small wild cat native to the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. This medium-sized cat is characterized by solid black spots and streaks on its coat, round ears, and white neck and undersides. It weighs between 8 and 15.5 kg and reaches 40–50 cm at the shoulders.

Any aged person can watch these lives and learn about the animals they present. It’s very unique and cool to watch, and personally anyone can watch these live videos and enjoy it. If you love animals or nature, then you would really like the live videos, but if not, then you can still watch them and learn from them.

We very much liked the live video and learned a lot about the ocelot. 

Overall, this is a great way to educate about the animals in the zoo if you cannot make it in person; it is basically like being at the zoo but on a computer screen.