Zoo TV Brings Animals to Patients

Sanford patients can now experience zoo animals right from their hospital beds with the launch of ZooTV.

Sanford patients can now experience zoo animals right from their hospital beds with the launch of ZooTV. ZooTV is a live feed of animals and behind-the-scenes activities from the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History to televisions in patient and waiting rooms at Sanford Children’s Hospital and Sanford USD Medical Center.

ZooTV includes a network of 14 weatherproof cameras, both fixed and pan-tilt-zoom, that provide video feeds from multiple exhibits throughout the zoo. Through these high-speed video feeds, visitors at the zoo and Sanford patients can now view the carousel along with tigers, snow leopards, monkeys, giraffes, meerkats and other animals throughout the day.

ZooTV was created through a partnership with Sanford Children’s and the Great Plains Zoo. It also included the ZooExpress vehicle which brings zoo educators and animals to area events, Sanford Clinics, Sanford Children’s Hospital and community celebrations.