Forget Football, Watch Live Feed of Rainforest Animals This Thanksgiving!


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More often than not, if the television is on during Thanksgiving day, it's tuned into the football games. However, there's something even better you could be watching today. The World Land Trust (WLT) and the Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA), an organization that protects one of the last stands of tropical rainforest in Brazil, have partnered up to place the cameras in the reserve, and you can watch live feed of the amazing animals living in this area from their website. Our Amazing Planet writes, "The World Land Trust currently has three cameras in operation. The organization has "two in Brazil and one in Ecuador; we intend to put one up in Argentina soon, also India," said John Burton, CEO of World Land Trust. The locations of the cameras "are decided on by pragmatic reasoning - where we can find Internet connections, and where we are trying to support our partners."

The cameras are set up around feeding platforms that entice different animals. Setting up a camera costs between $800 and $15,000. The WLT is currently looking for sponsors so they can set up more."

According to WLT, you can watch everything from hummingbirds to toucans to marmosets.

"The movement at the feeders will increase or slow down depending on the season," Breves told OurAmazingPlanet. "Winter is always the best season to watch the fruit eaters as food in the forest is scarce, while spring and summer are the best time to see the hummingbirds."

Check out the webcams and let us know what you spot!

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