We might not be able to fawn over spring babies at farms and zoos in person, but this year there’s another way to see lambs and newborn animals – online!
Many farms and zoos are adapting to restrictions placed upon us by COVID-19, and offering gorgeous little glimpses into the animals’ worlds via the internet.
Mini Mumbler adores animals, and will really enjoy working some of these into their home schooling day, so we’ve listed some of the best options – both local to Wakefield and further afield.
Cannon Hall Farm’s Online Videos
The farm might be closed (and Easter event cancelled) but 450 lambs will still be born there and Cannon Hall Farm wants to share that gorgeousness with you.
You’ll be able to find regular videos online, but for £3.49 per month (cancel at any time) you can become a farm supporter, and get early access to the new arrivals videos. You’ll see behind the scenes footage, edited glimpses of what the animals get up to on CCTV, extra live broadcasts, photos and much more.
Visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Facebook Page for daily updates on how the rangers are looking after the animals whilst the park is closed and LIVE sessions looking inside the park at the different animals.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Home Safari
While the zoo is closed, it’s treating children to a daily Home Safari Facebook Live at 3pm EDT (7pm GMT). So far, viewers have been able to see Fiona the hippo, hang with the sloths, watch what the penguins get up to and much more. There’s a daily home activity to try too. If you can’t watch it live, all videos will be posted to the website and the zoo’s YouTube channel afterwards.
Charlotte’s Ice Cream Parlour’s Instagram
Although the cafe and outdoor areas are closed, Charlotte’s Ice Cream Parlour, in Dewsbury, has been sharing sweets snaps of its newest residents on Instagram. See the gorgeous baby wallabies, goats and alpacas are due later in the year.
Temple Newsam Facebook Page
Have you seen the video of the sweet little piglets born at Temple Newsam? Y0u can find it on the Facebook Page. They’re planning to post other updates to the page during the closures too.
Thornton Hall Country Park’s Facebook Page
Spring has certainly sprung and there is a lovely photo of the lambs enjoying the sunshine on Thornton Hall Country Park’s Facebook Page. There’s a gorgeous goat on there too, and expect more cuteness over the coming weeks.
The Deep Facebook Page
Starting from Monday 30th March, every MONDAY MORNING at 9am, they will be posting some of their Deep themed resources for you to enjoy. From colouring sheets, to puzzles and informative quiz sheets! First up, is the Big Fish campaign! Learn all about some of the animals sold in pet shops all over the UK and how big they can grow! Make sure to check back next week for more fun – when we will be investigating who filled the rock-pool with chemicals in CSI Seashore. We need your help to find out who dunnit?! Find out more on The Deep Facebook Page.
Jackson’s at Jedburgh Facebook Page
Free videos and live farm tours are coming from Scottish Borders Farm. Check them out on Facebook Page and in their events section to keep up to date
For more ideas to see you through the next few weeks/months click HERE.