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The Meerkats of Busch Gardens Tampa Become Newest Critters on AnimalVision

Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2015) – AnimalVision – the online portal where viewers can explore the world of wildlife 24/7 through animal habitats at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens – just got even cuter with the addition of Busch Gardens Tampa’s new AnimalVision Meerkat Cam. Viewers can see these amazing animals by visiting

Together, the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks care for one of the largest zoological collections of animals in North America: more than 86,000 animals. Viewers can watch penguins swim at show-off speeds, be charmed by the antics of meerkats, see stingrays glide by so close it feels like you could reach out and touch them, or get some perspective on some of the most ancient animals of the sea, sea turtles.

NEW! Meerkat Cam

Meerkats are social butterflies and groups of families can be found living together as little southern Africa subdivisions. Lookouts watch for predators while others scout for food and take care of the young. These little guys burn a lot of calories, so they aren’t fussy eaters – bugs, reptiles, birds and fruit are all on the menu. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using #MeerkatMonday.

Penguin Cam

The penguins in our parks have always known how to charm a crowd. Whether they’re racing through the water at show-off speeds or waddling around their Antarctic habitat, the AnimalVision Penguin Cam will show you why these flightless comics are such fan favorites.

Sea Turtle Cam

It’s not often that you get a chance to make a connection with an animal whose ancestors were swimming the World’s oceans more than 200 million years ago. Every time you tune into the AnimalVision Sea Turtle Cam, you’re doing just that. Today, almost all sea turtles are threatened or endangered, but you can enjoy watching them for a while and then learn what we can all do to help conserve this ancient species.

Stingray Cam

Despite their name, stingrays are typically docile animals. Here on the Stingray Cam, more than 200 rays spend their days gliding through the peaceful waters without a care in the world. With a wingspan of as much as five feet, stingrays are almost hypnotic to watch. Spend a little time in the virtual company of these animals, and you may just find yourself easing into island time along with them.

With the exciting interactive options on, users can switch between cameras to check out the habitats from every angle, snap pics of favorite moments and share them with friends and family, download games, pick up fun facts about the animals and learn about the parks’ worldwide conservation efforts and how they can join and make a difference.

Visit AnimalVision.comto experience an amazing look into the world of the animals at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. Visit for more information about the animals at Busch Gardens.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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