5 Animal Accounts to Follow on Twitter

Big Peg Diva of the Sea photo

It’s been a while since I posted anything. That’s because I’ve been busy working on a series of books about weird and amazing animals. Through the course of my research on these and other books, I’ve stumbled upon some great animal accounts on social media. Here are five you might want to check out on Twitter.

Big Peg, Diva of the Sea (@MakoPeggy)

Big Peg is the account for a tagged Mako shark. Peg may be big, but I think her attitude is bigger. She doesn’t just post about herself, either. Here’s a tweet where she shares some fun stuff about hippo babies.

https://twitter.com/MakoPeggy/status/1093298753166032896

Whale Shark Rocky (@WhaleSharkRocky)

Whale sharks are amazing. Many years ago, my shark-loving daughter educated me on how wondrous the whale shark is. We even planned an entire family vacation around visiting the whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium.

Whale Shark Rocky is the Twitter account for “the first satellite tagged whale shark in the NW Atlantic.” You’ll not only see gorgeous photos and fun facts about whale sharks on this account. Other animals and scientific efforts are highlighted, too.

https://twitter.com/WhaleSharkRocky/status/1092408825313935361

Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq)

The official Twitter account for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this account is often in the thick of challenges between zoos and aquariums, like #TypoASpecies and #UnscienceAnAnimal.

Elmwood Park Zoo (@ElmwoodParkZoo)

I enjoy how punny the Elmwood Park Zoo Twitter feed often is. They are often in the mix when it comes to Twitter animal challenges.

https://twitter.com/ElmwoodParkZoo/status/1091743047786713088

World Association Zoos & Aquariums (@waza)

The tweets from this account are often more interesting than cute, but they also retweet lots of good stuff coming from zoos and aquariums around the world.

If you’re like me, these 5 accounts will be just the beginning. For now, I’m off to write about some incredible animals who occasionally make an appearance on Twitter.

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