Spring has sprung, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and flowers are in full bloom. But with stay at home orders and social distancing, some people are missing their yearly dose of the great outdoors. That's why we're bringing nature indoors with #NatureAtHome. We're showcasing the natural world with continuous TikTok LIVE streams, augmented reality (AR) animal effects, and hashtags to inspire nature-themed content during this beautiful time of year. Whether you're staying inside or sitting on your back porch, TikTok has wildlife that'll brighten your day.
We've partnered with explore.org, the world's largest live nature network, to bring users a nonstop stream that shows several of the diverse, interesting species found around the world. Unlike standard livestreams, these "zen dens" will run constantly through the week giving users something to tune into whenever they want. You can access these streams from the Discover tab or explore.org's TikTok profile. Animals being streamed include:
- Decorah Eagles
- Homosassa Manatees Underwater
- Happiness Village Pandas
- Tembe Elephant Park
- Grace Gorillas
- Northern Lights in the evening if visible
After you've spent all day watching cuddly pandas on a LIVE stream, we think it's time to bring nature to life with AR animals. Powered by TikTok's AR technology, this creative effect lets you add extinct or endangered animals like a dinosaur, sea turtle, or a monkey directly into your video. While we continue to stay safe and happy at home, we hope TikTok users will join us in appreciating and connecting with nature through the lens of a lockdown.