The best live animal cams – watch wildlife cameras live from all over the world – from the comfort of your home!
A Selection of the Best Live Animal Cams from Around the World
Want to watch grizzly bears in Alaska, leopards in South Africa, lynxes in Finland and reef fish in Australia? In the past this would have cost you a small fortune in air fares – and you may even have been in danger from the very animals you were watching!
Nowadays, thanks to web streaming technology, it’s possible to watch amazing animals from the comfort – and safety – of your own home.
On this page you’ll find a selection of the best live animal cams from all over the world. Included is information about each live cam and the animals you may see on them, plus links so that you can watch the cams yourself.
This page comes with a warning: watching animal cams live can be very addictive!
Live Cam Index
- Katmai National Park Bear Cam
- Cornell Lab Bird Cams
- Djuma Waterhole Camera
- Makov Animal Rescue Center
- Southwest Florida Eagle Cam
- Nature Conservancy Australia ReefCams
- Bear Watching Transylvania
- Kuusamo Predator Centre Lynx live stream
- Australian Bird Cams
Animal Cams Live
Some wildlife cams stop broadcasting during certain months of the year. If you find that any of the following live animal cams are no longer broadcasting then please let us know in the comments so that we can keep the list up to date. Thank you!
Katmai National Park Bear Cam
One of the world’s most famous live animal cams is the Brooks Falls cam, situated in Katmai National Park, Alaska. The Brooks Falls cam is ideally positioned to capture the region’s grizzly bears feasting on the annual run of salmon.
The action peaks between mid-summer and early fall, when bears gather from far and wide to feed on the migrating fish.
Viewers can watch the bears fighting over the best fishing spots, and catching salmon using a number of techniques, which range from clumsy lunges to catching leaping fish in their mouths!
- You can see live footage and find out more about the Brooks Falls live cam on this page: Katmai Live Bear Cam
Cornell Lab Bird Cams
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a part of Cornell University, which, as its name suggests, is devoted to the study of birds.
The Cornell Lab operates a number of live bird cams, not just from their base in Ithaca, New York, but also in other parts of the United States.
The lab’s live animal cams in Sapsucker Woods allow you to view a wide variety of woodland birds. There are also cameras currently watching ospreys in Montana and hummingbirds in west Texas.
- You can see all of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s live cams here.
safariLIVE is one of our very favorite animal live cams. In fact, it’s much more than just a stationary wildlife cam; it’s a live TV show in which rangers take you on guided tours around a South African reserve.
The hosts are extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife they encounter. There’s also an interactive element to the live stream – viewers can ask the rangers questions via the comments section.
If the main show isn’t live when you tune in then you can watch previous episodes, highlight videos and other shows. There’s also the option to set a reminder for when the main show starts.
- Visit the safariLive channel here.
Djuma Waterhole Camera, Djuma Private Game Reserve, South Africa
The Djuma Waterhole Camera started broadcasting in 1998 and is the world’s oldest waterhole cam. The stars of the show are the area’s resident big cats, but you’ll also see antelopes, hyenas, warthogs, hippos, along with several species of birds and other animals.
The live cam is operated remotely by a team of volunteers who track the animals on the camera and record their sightings.
- Visit the Djuma Private Game Reserve channel here.
Makov Animal Rescue Center
The Záchranná stanice živocichu Makov is an animal rescue centre in the Czech Republic. The center operates two live animal cams: one focused on a bird feeder, the other on a pond.
The bird feeder cam is usually very active. You’ll see many common East European garden and woodland birds (and maybe a glimpse of a beautiful red squirrel if you’re lucky). We’ve seen jays, great tits, greenfinches, tree sparrows, great spotted woodpeckers, and several other species during our visits.
On the pond cam you’ll see a variety of waterfowl, plus storks, garden birds, and even some deer (we’re not sure if these are wild or residents of the center).
- You can see the center’s live cams here.
Southwest Florida Eagle Cam
The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam is focused on a bald eagle nest in Florida. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of these majestic aerial predators.
If the nest is empty when you visit, use the timeline at the bottom of the video to search for a time when one or both of the resident eagles is present on the nest.
- Visit the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam here.
- You can find out more about bald eagles here: Bald Eagle Facts
Nature Conservancy Australia ReefCams
Nature Conservancy Australia operate two live animal cams: one below the water; one above. The cameras are situated in Port Phillip Bay on Australia’s south coast.
On the underwater cam you’ll see fish passing through the swaying marine foliage. On the above-water cam you’ll see a variety of seabirds.
You can view the above-water cam here.
Bear Watching Transylvania
Situated in the deepest depths of Romania’s historic Transylvania region, these live animal cams capture not only bears, but also a wide variety of other local wildlife. Depending on when you tune in, you may see foxes, boars, deer and several species of birds.
Visit the channel here.
Kuusamo Predator Centre Lynx live stream
The Predator Centre is a small wildlife refuge in Finland. It is home to a number of animals from the area, including bears, reindeer and wolves. The live cam allows you to watch the center’s resident Eurasian lynxes.
Australian Bird Cams
This live stream comes from a camera aimed at a bird feeder in Goulburn, a town in the south east of Australia. Although the scenery is suburban and not overly inspiring, this live cam gives you a good idea of the species present in this part of the world.
A Note On Viewing Live Animal Cams
If there’s nothing much happening when you visit your chosen live animal cam, then you can ‘go back in time’ and watch the action that took place earlier in the day.
You can do this by hovering the mouse pointer over the video (or tap the screen on a phone or tablet). A timeline should appear at the bottom of the video. You can then drag the small circle on the timeline to the desired time (you may even see a thumbnail image of the video at that point).
Best Live Animal Cams: Conclusion
We hope that you’ve enjoyed watching the live animal cams on this page. Let us know what animals you saw in the comments below!
Modern technology is often seen as having a negative impact on the natural world but in this case it has given us a low-impact means to experience nature.
If you know of any more live animal cams that you think should be included in this list then please let us know in the comments section.