Nature comes to life — literally — with this exciting livestream.

By Andrea Romano
March 18, 2020

Behold the miracle of nature from your own home, and see adorable baby animals while you’re at it.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is about to get a few new residents. Any day now, eggs in a Great Horned Owl nest are about to hatch. The AZGFD announced on March 3 that hatching could take two to three weeks from then, so it’s almost time for the little birds to join the world.

And to make this moment even better, the AZGFD has posted a livestream of the nest, so anyone anywhere can see the hatching. At the time this article was written, the mother Great Horned Owl seems to be comfortably lying in the nest, waiting for her owlets to hatch like the rest of us.

A Great Horned Owl is distinctive from other owls due to its “prominent feathered ear tufts,” according to the AZGFD website. It’s also known as a “tiger owl” or “hoot owl” and is native to a broad range of environments across the Americas.

A Great Horned Owl

Even without social distancing and quarantine, zoos and wildlife organizations have posted livestreams and videos of what’s happening at their organizations. This week, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago posted several videos of their adorable penguins enjoying other exhibits at the aquarium, in lieu of it closing to visitors due to coronavirus.

Many other zoos are setting up webcams as well, for people who want to see some live animals even while they’re stuck at home. For the time being, a trip to the zoo only takes a good WiFi connection.

If you want to get a first rate seat of the hatching, simply go to the Arizona Game and Fish Department website to view their webcam. According to their timeline, hatching is most likely to happen any time between March 17 and March 24, but it is possible that this waiting period could be slightly longer.

Keep in mind that seeing nature up close and unedited may be inappropriate or upsetting for some people, so the Arizona Game and Fish Department recommends viewer discretion.