Social media continues to be a game-changer in society today. In the past, people saw it as a way to communicate and update others on their day-to-day lives.
Time has progressed, however, and now people use it to give news updates, market their businesses, and share information. That’s why more people are aware of issues like climate change or animal conservation efforts.
One app in particular that people love going to for animal information is TikTok. It’s a social media app that’s been out for approximately five years now, but it’s popularity really took off during the pandemic lockdown. TikTok even recently has talked about how important animal preservation and awareness is.
TikTok has been instrumental in providing information about wildlife and the efforts done to protect endangered species. If you’re on TikTok and want to learn about animals, continue reading to learn about five animal TikTok channels that you should consider following.
Before we begin, it’s essential to talk about TikTok and what it is. There may be some people who are not familiar with the app (Don’t worry, that doesn’t make you old school).
TikTok is a social media app that’s been taking the world by storm. People use it to upload videos ranging from 15 seconds to a minute long.
What separates it from other social media apps with video functions is its featured video editor. Content creators can make complete masterpieces from the convenience of their phones, covering a massive range of topics, trends, and crazes. It’s quite possible that all of the interesting dance trends you may have come across on your social media apps recently derived from TikTok videos.
Although most people use TikTok for entertainment creation, some also use it to spread information. When it comes to topics like #animal tiktoks or #nature, it’s essential to stay updated with fun and engaging info, and TikTok helps tremendously.
So without further ado, here are five animal TikTok-ers that you should consider following for all things wildlife and conservation.
First up is the founder of BirdBot, Tyler Odenthal. BirdBot is a company that provides individuals with access to powerful smart bird feeder cameras.
The BirdBot AI will show you the names of birds that fly into its line of sight. So whether you’re a casual bird watcher, researcher, or solely want to educate yourself, Tyler’s channel will do the job for you.
You’ll be able to check out the BirdBot camera in action and see how effective this tool is for enhanced bird watching.
If you’re interested in wildlife other than birds, then this next person should be an interesting follow for you. Alveus Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation of exotic wildlife and giving them homes.
Their founder, Maya Higa, is well known on the platform Twitch, where she streams topics about:
As a result of her efforts, she’s raised over $600,000 to go towards Alveus and other wildlife conservation facilities worldwide.
On their TikTok channel, you’ll see educational content about various animals at the sanctuary. There are also bird videos, so bird enthusiasts won’t be disappointed.
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Why don’t you check out the BirdBot Cam? With it, you can take your bird-watching experiences to the next level!
For bird lovers looking for content with a good mix of education and entertainment, follow AEFEagles, otherwise known as the American Eagle Foundation.
Founded in 1995, the AEF has dedicated its mission to protecting and conserving the life of Bald Eagles and other types of birds. On their TikTok channel, you’ll see educational videos about the birds’ everyday life in the sanctuary.
You’ll also see shorter clips with an entertainment element such as the birds dancing or doing an activity to movie quotes in the background. Regardless of your preferences, you’ll leave this channel laughing and more informed.
Have you ever thought about living out of your car permanently while simultaneously trying to save the world? No? Then it might be time to do so, and Alex Haraus can show you how.
He’s a wildlife conservationist that decided to give up his ordinary life to travel to different ecosystems and figure out how to help other places change their climate policies.
Through his efforts on TikTok, he’s become a large part of several environmental solutions, such as saving Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
You’ll see short clips on his channel about how he deals with life on the road. Alex also posts educational content about the different areas he visits.
Who knows, Alex may inspire you to take up life on the road after viewing the videos on his channel!
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Last on our list is one of the world leaders in wildlife conservation efforts, National Geographic.
We’ve all watched National Geographic and been fascinated with its wildlife content. Each topic is followed by an in-depth discussion about wildlife and solutions for how to improve natural environments.
National Geographic is involved in multiple projects around the world such as:
Each project focuses on wildlife conservation efforts, and you’ll see related videos on their TikTok channel. There are also short Q&A sessions that cover a variety of wildlife topics.
Do you want to learn how to stream your bird feeder cam? Then check out this guide from BirdBot!
If you’re looking to fill your appetite with animal content, follow the five TikTok channels listed above. As you can see, each offers different content, whether it’s educational, entertaining, or both.
Each channel is also working to aid wildlife conservation efforts in the best way it can. So if you want to join any projects, take a look at the channels to see what relevant information you can find.
It’s our job to make sure that the Earth continues to be a livable place for both animals and humans. But we’ll need to continue taking the proper steps to make sure that happens.
If you want to learn more about how you can be part of the solution, you can contact us here. You can also check out BirdBot to learn more about our bird camera and their effectiveness in conservation efforts.
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