Amid all of the controversy and adult content drama, Twitch has introduced a wholesome streaming category called Animals, Aquariums, and Zoos.
This new Twitch category is all about cute pets, animal rescue live streams, and informative streams from animal experts. Other channels have been using the category to broadcast beekeeping, taking care of ducks, and revealing what it takes to run a farm.
Twitch announced that it would launch Animal Week to coincide with the category’s debut. Animal Week runs from November 1 to the 7th. According to Twitch’s blog post on the topic, the platform is hoping to promote animals and their environments, sharing links to some conservation and rescues to check out.
“Dedicating a space to our wonderful companions isn’t just a morale booster — it’s an exciting way to elevate the importance of environmental and conservation issues facing these critters of varying sizes and origin,” Twitch wrote.
The streaming platform added that it would be working with zoos, aquariums, and non-profits to elevate the conservation of animals and help restore their environments to help them thrive. Here are some scheduled streams Twitch has lined up for the remainder of Animal Week:
|DuckvilleUSA||11/5/2021 5 a.m.|
|TurtlesAndChill||11/5/2021 7 a.m.|
|Rooville||11/6/2021 7 a.m.|
|MontereyAq||11/6/2021 9 a.m.|
|HootHouseLivestream||11/7/2021 3 a.m.|
|QBunnyTV||11/7/2021 5 a.m.|
|OurLifeWithEwe||11/7/2021 7 a.m.|
|wildearth||11/7/2021 9 a.m.|
|MarineMammalRescue||11/7/2021 11 a.m.|
The viewership and participation of this new Twitch channel have continued to grow over the past week. There are currently almost 22,000 people watching, which has made for a steady climb. The average viewership is over 7,000 for this week.
It also helps that there are more and more profiles participating in the category. On November 1, there were only 34 channels by the end of the day. There are now 115 channels streaming on Animals, Aquariums, and Zoos. The channels vary in language and are streamed from all over the world, from a variety of duck rescues in the US to a Japanese cat sanctuary.