There’s even an interactive one where you can remotely control various objects
The world is a fascinating place. Thankfully, some smart people all over the world have thought to install webcams that stream live the wonders of our natural world, busy city streets, and more, just for our viewing pleasure.
Sure, viewing the streets of Times Square or the Northern Lights on your computer screen are incomparable to the real thing, but while you’re saving up for that big trip, why not enjoy a real-time and free preview of their beauty to give you some motivation? If you’re up and bored during the wee hours of the morning, there’s always something exciting going on in another part of the world. From cat and dog playrooms to sunsets over the beach, these 24-hour live video feeds are lovely company for your every mood.
1. Pets and animal cams
Need a little pick-me-up? Check in with some furry friends and see what they’re up to! You might have heard of the Giant Panda live broadcast from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a huge panda sanctuary in China. There are a bunch of other animal sanctuaries and welfare centres that give you a glimpse into the daily lives of these cute little creatures, from playtime to naptime.
Photo: The Critter Room
Take your cat video-watching to the max with 24/7 cat cams! The Critter Room fosters kittens and cats from Purrfect Pals, a no-kill cat sanctuary and adoption centre near Seattle, USA. In The Critter Room’s live feed, you can watch five foster kittens going about their play and lounge around in their Foster Dad John’s home. The cams are spread about at different angles and, using the button at the lower right hand side of the video window, you can switch around with three of the cams yourself! It’s a pretty popular stream, so you can often join other cat lovers chatting beside the video window. Can’t get enough of the feline cuties? Check out these other kitten cams featured by The Critter Room!
Photo: Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
More of a dog person? The Internet-famous Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary in Tennessee, USA, takes you inside their gathering room to watch the senior dogs have their meals, play and snuggle together. The website also provides information about the best times to watch the stream. Most people would choose to get a puppy over an older dog, but the stream will show you just how lovable and deserving of a caring new home senior dogs are.