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The Philadelphia Zoo’s new McNeil Avian Center live stream camera.

Think staying home is for the birds? In this case, you may be right!

You can now check out the Philadelphia Zoo’s beautiful rain forest filled with birds from the comfort of your own home.

As you may or may not know, there’s been a really scary bird flu going around this past year. It’s affected so many farms and killed millions of birds. According to Esquire and Financial Times, “Since its early detections in poultry and wild birds in the spring of 2021, this new strain has killed more than 86 million birds in the US and Europe alone, predominantly through poultry culling, the mass slaughter of birds at sites where cases have been found.”

Needless to say, the Philadelphia Zoo is right to do everything possible to protect their birds, even if that means removing them from public spaces for the time being.

They do have a solution though, and it’s a great idea:

The Philadelphia Zoo has partnered with Xfinity to launch a live stream of their vibrant rain forest. You can tune in to watch from anywhere you are.

It’s a new live camera placed inside the Philadelphia Zoo’s McNeil Avian Center.

Check it out 24/7 HERE:

McNeil Avian Center Live Cam

Transport yourself into a lush rainforest filled with vibrant birds with our new live camera inside McNeil Avian Center presented by Xfinity! While our rainforest habitat is still closed to the public to protect our birds from Highly Parthenogenic Avian Influenza, this live stream gives you the chance to immerse yourself and enjoy beautiful birds anytime, anywhere.

The Zoo says, “While our rainforest habitat is still closed to the public to protect our birds from Highly Parthenogenic Avian Influenza, this live stream gives you the chance to immerse yourself and enjoy beautiful birds anytime, anywhere. We thank you for your support and understanding as we protect our animals.”

Go in person to visit the Zoo’s many other animals for now, and catch the birds in the McNeil Avian Center anytime from home. The McNeil Avian Center live stream camera is available 24/7. No ticket needed.

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