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The Houston Zoo is live on Facebook all day to save you from election insanity

Stressed? Try watching some cute animals instead.

Feb 28, 2020, 9:01 pm*



Mike Wehner

Today is going to be weird, stressful, and potentially surprising depending on which side of the electorate you fall. If you’re looking for a bit of stress relief, the Houston Zoo has you covered. The popular wildlife destination is spending the day giving Facebook viewers a live tour of their facilities, complete with staff interviews and lots of fantastic creatures. 

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You’ll see live chats with both park officials and animal specialists, as well as some awesome views of the animals that call the park home. Viewers were already treated this morning to the soothing views of the zoo’s famous jellyfish tank and a look inside the park’s opening procedures as they welcome visitors in. 

The zoo is utilizing Facebook Live, the streaming video platform that the social network launched earlier this year. The service has come under fire numerous times for showcasing disturbing video streams, a trend that highlights the unpredictable nature of live video. However, the Houston Zoo’s live stream is a pleasant oasis in the sea of election insanity on the internet today.

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2016, 12:29 pm