For kids and adults, there’s nothing better than a day at the zoo. Whether it be lions or sharks, every zoo and aquarium lover has a favorite animal or exhibit. For all the zoo loving tech junkies out there, we compiled some of the best features of popular zoo and aquarium websites.
- The San Diego Zoo- One of America’s most popular zoos has an even better website. The San Diego Zoo website combines fun with function, primarily with their live streaming Panda Cam. Viewers can tune in twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to check out the pandas, specifically, the newest panda cub, XIAO LIWU.
- The North Carolina Aquariums- The NC Aquarium represents the aquariums at Fort Fisher, Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores and Jennette’s Pier in Southeastern North Carolina. The aquariums themselves feature some pretty impressive animals, including an albino alligator named Luna. The aquarium offers some pretty great ways to support them, too. From the NC Aquarium site, you can directly donate funds to support the marine life with their Own-A-Fish and Adopt-An-Animal donation options.
- The Brevard Zoo- The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL is known for its enthusiastic employees, supportive community, and family-friendly environment. Now, it’s known for having some of the best web design of all the zoos. With a sleek, green and tan header, featuring silhouettes of monkeys, birds, and giraffes, The Brevard Zoo has one of the easiest zoo sites to navigate and explore.
- National Aquarium in Baltimore: The National Aquarium in Baltimore scores high for sleek, flawless web design. Using stunning photography, fun to know sealife facts, and simple navigation tools, The National Aquarium is one of the best aquarium websites. However, what the aquarium does best is offer an extensive online store to shop at. Using a custom online storefront, the aquarium has made it easy to shop for nautical and ocean life themed items by fun brands such as Lilly Pulitzer.
- The Bronx Zoo: When it comes to animal photography, The Bronx Zoo gives National Geographic a run for their money. Their Photo of the Week gallery features stunning, high-resolution photos of some of their most popular animals, including their snowy owl, southern white rhino, and an adorable baby squirrel monkey. The site also offers additional photos, videos, and slideshows of animals in their natural habitats, such as the current images of Madagascar.