Zoos have existed in their present form for nearly two-hundred years, originally intended to present the curious public with a host of exotic species which they would have likely never seen otherwise. But while these facilities have certainly helped educate and inspire generations since to the wonders of the natural world, zoos by design can only offer a filtered glimpse of the animals they contain -- with the creatures themselves paying the price for this experience through their lives of confinement.
Our captivation, however, needn't require their captivity.
Thanks to the proliferation of wildlife-monitoring web cameras today, it's never been easier to recreate all the positive potential of zoos, but in a more enriching and humane way, by exhibiting animals in the setting nature intended: free in the wild.
Welcome to The Dodo UnZoo -- a place to see all the animals we love without leaving home, and one that lets them remain in theirs.