Studies have shown that interacting with animals can decrease levels of stress hormones and lower blood pressure. What’s the next best thing? Watching them! 

Need more proof? Psychology and medicine agree – watching funny animal videos can help you enjoy life more, experience less stress, and build resiliency for the future. 

 

While you can’t visit a zoo or aquarium in person right now, you can view them virtually! 

 

Missing Oregon? Stay connected to the Oregon Zoo in Portland and the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport:  

image of penguins swimming underwater

Several zoos offer live animal cams where you can watch everything from sea otters to curious elephants to hypnotic drifting jellyfish: