Channel the Golden Gate Park Bisons’ Relentless Chill With New Webcam

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You probably know about the falcon webcam, and you may even be aware of the sea otter webcam. But we're betting that a lot of you have yet to check out the bison webcam. Yep, Golden Gate Park last month started livestreaming from its bison paddock ...

The original idea behind Golden Gate Park was to re-create the Wild West — thus, the bison. The first bison was brought to the park in 1891, according to KQED's Bay Curious, and it was soon joined by fellow members of the species procured from public and private herds.

In March, the park welcomed five new 1-year-old bison to commemorate its 150th anniversary, bringing the total number in the paddock to 10. 


The new webcam — two of them, actually — is a chance for fans to watch as the five longtime residents, Buttercup, Bambi, Bellatrix, Bailey and Betsy, get to know their new roommates.

And if you've recommitted yourself to at-home activities due to the surging coronavirus, you can at least vicariously live the life of creatures blissfully unaware of everything going on in the human world.