BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Although Binder Park Zoo is closed to guests, the resident animals are making their way back to their outdoor habitats to celebrate the return of spring and the 2020 zoo season, and you’re invited to join them digitally!
Animals who call the zoo’s 18-acre savanna exhibit in Wild Africa home are returning to the outdoor area for the first time this season. Binder Park Zoo has recently installed a new live web camera (“ZooCam”), which allows visitors to view the zoo’s savanna from their homes.
The ZooCam will offer viewers remote access to watch giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, addra gazelle, addax and bontebok as well as ostrich, vultures and storks go about their business in real time. The best viewing times should be between 9:00-10:30am when animals are released in the morning, and again later in the afternoon from 2:00-3:00pm as they begin to shift back to their overnight holding. Inclement weather and cooler temperatures are factors that may prevent some African animal species like the giraffe from going on exhibit, so using the weather forecast as a guide may offer better animal sightings.
Check out the zoo’s live camera for real-time views to see what the animals in Wild Africa are up to, and stay tuned to Binder Park Zoo’s website at www.binderparkzoo.org [binderparkzoo.org] and Facebook page for announcements regarding the zoo’s opening date for the 2020 season.
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