If you're disappointed that the eggs in your Easter basket didn't hatch into cute little baby chicks, we've got the next best thing: live video feeds of the web's cutest animals!
First up, from the good folks at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in upstate New York, comes a live stream of five baby chicks, the result of a teacher's half-hatched idea for a school project.
From Woodstock FAS:
"As happens frequently in the spring, we received a call from a school teacher looking for a home for 5 just-hatched chicks -- the living, breathing result of a classroom project. These fuzzballs quickly grow into larger hens and roosters who have a lot of space, temperature and care requirements, and can live for over a decade.
As soon as the novelty is over, assuming the chicks or ducklings can survive the unnurturing classroom environment, the teacher or parent has to find a "home" -- more often than not the end of the road for those animals. The takeaway for the kids is less about biology and more about the disposability of life.
If you're a parent or student who hears of an upcoming hatching project, please encourage that teacher to consider more humane alternatives to hatching.
In the meantime they happen to be ridiculously cute, so during daytime hours EST you can see them live."
Next up, baby eagles! When workers at a farm in Hillsborough, New Jersey spotted a pair of nesting bald eagles, they set up a live webcam to allow researchers to monitor the rare birds. Thanks to the live feed, internet audiences got to witness two baby bald eagles hatch. Now you can see these little national symbols grow up via webcam below (if you tune in before their 5 p.m. bedtime).
Rounding out the internet's cutest animals on live webcams is a real time look at a rescued squirrel. The nice guy responsible for taking in this little critter says:
"This baby squirrel was rescued from a cat a few weeks ago and hasn't been very receptive to any attempts to put him back into the wild. He's too busy living the good life. Hoping to help him out, I built him a squirrelhouse and we're getting him used to it before we move him back outside. I'm hoping to build a camera into the house before we install it on a tree in the backyard."
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