Rhinoceros birth live via webcam

Saar, an Indian rhinoceros at Amersfoort Zoo in the Netherlands, is scheduled to deliver her baby in just a few weeks.  As of tomorrow, people will be able to follow this rather rare event live via the internet because Saar’s keepers have installed a hidden camera in the stable which is to serve as a delivery room.

When she gives birth, Saar will have been pregnant for about 480 days. Rhinos are a critically endangered species in the wild, which is why the birth of a baby in capitivity is regarded as a joyful event.

Impregnating Saar was not easy, Amersfoort Zoo says. She and her partner Zimon were reportedly less than enthusiastic when it came to their mating efforts. However, research and persistence eventually led to success. Saar is expected to deliver the baby her first calf in mid November. Live from Netherlands, Amersfoort Zoo, Rhinoceros Cam

Old Victorian House

For both ghost-spotters and Ghostbusters, this could be a dress rehearsal for the real thing. These are 7 live webcams set up in a 100+ year old Victorian house attempting to capture evidence of a haunting. All this while I thought you couldn’t capture a real ghost on film. Guess I was wrong as there are some exclamations in the comments as watchers report some ‘sightings’. Try to spot your own ghost, you will need oodles of patience as camera run 24 x 7 and 365 days a year: Old Victorian House Webcam

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Antics of webcam beavers on streaming

Wildlife enthusiasts can now get up close and personal with nature whilst in the comfort of their own home thanks to Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

Beavers at the centre are now under surveillance as a recently installed webcam captures every move the rodents make.

The centre boasts the only beaver enclosure in the North West and those tuning in to the live stream can expect to find the animals playing, feeding, swimming and carrying willow around the enclosure.

Launched this week, the webcam also captures the movement of recently born kits and will hope to catch the first glimpse of more offspring in June.

Martin Mere is one of nine UK centres run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and in addition to the beavers, boasts over 100 types of rare and endangered water-birds.

Visitors can also expect to find enchanting otters in residence, a playground for young adventurers and an eco-garden.

Thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans are also attracted to the internationally recognised wetlands each winter and the Ormskirk site also plays an active role in protecting endangered species such as the Madagascar Pochard.

Those wishing to witness the antics of Martin Mere’s beavers can visit them in person between 9.30am and 5pm every day or tune in at Antics of webcam beavers on streaming