Put more zoo in your Zoom call: Seattle’s Woodland Park offering a variety of animals for video chats

We’ve all seen loads of canine and cats wander by or laze about in video convention calls nowadays. Perhaps it’s time to ask an Arctic fox or Chilean flamingo or another unique animal or insect — and put more zoo in your Zoom name.

Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is launching a new program known as “Call of the Wild” to encourage people who find themselves holding digital conferences, completely happy hours and different on-line gatherings to ask a furry, feathered or scaly buddy.

The non-profit zoo has been closed to the general public since early March in an effort to sluggish the unfold of coronavirus. Funds are wanted to help animal care and veterinary groups which have continued working and supporting almost 1,000 animals.

The zoo lists a variety of mammals, birds and bugs out there to hop on a chat together with a handler who will “be on the road to translate.” Named animals embrace Harry the skunk, Rico the donkey, Eduardo the three-banded armadillo and plenty of others.

The value is $250 for a 15-minute name, and there are two time slots out there per day.

The hassle is much like “Goat 2 Assembly,” a service run by the Candy Farm animal sanctuary in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The farm works to save lots of farm animals from slaughter and to teach guests in regards to the impacts of manufacturing unit farming, according to NPR.

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