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Support your furry friends on Twitch and in real life.


Wherever you go, there they are. Playing, sitting, smelling, napping, squirming, squealing, swimming, inhabiting uninhibited joy, sloth, or mania — whatever animals are doing, they’re an important part of our ecosystem. They’re so good – that they’ve weaseled into Twitch in a big way. And it’s time we showed animals some love as a community. Twitch is taking a step towards their safety.

Historically, animal streams run across a variety of categories:

ASMR, Travel & Outdoors, Just Chatting, Science & Technology, Music and Pools, and Hot Tubs & Beaches. The time has come to give our animal friends, and the people who — literally — love to see them, a good home. That’s correct, we’re launching an Animal category to kick off Animal Week on Twitch.

Introducing: Animals, Aquariums, and Zoos:

Dedicating a space to our furry friends 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. We’re working with zoos, aquariums, and animal non-profits to elevate the animals, their conservation, and the restoration and conservation of the environment they need to thrive.

If you’re a Zoo, Aquarium, or Animal non-profit interested in getting started on Twitch, you can reach out to them at

Obviously, there are the many animal friends people love to watch, but this category by Twitch takes advantage of being live as well. Some of our favorites incorporate wonderful Twitch-y elements allowing you to interact with your friends.

Want to feed the ducks? Head to Dash Ducks to enjoy feathered friends in their natural habitat and feed them by using Bits.

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Want to vibe with turtles? Of course you do!

Turtles And Chill promises exactly that with the ability to cater the vibe by adjusting the lights or changing the song.

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Supporting The Animals IRL:

A crucial part of Animal Week 2021 is supporting animals and their environments. Here are some ways you can ensure the present and future enjoyment of animal hijinks.

Best Friends Animal Society – saving the lives of cats and dogs all across America while helping others find a forever home.

Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary – bring some tranquility to the Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary, a charity helping endangered British Wild Hedgehogs in need.

Monterey Bay Aquarium – support their mission of ocean conservation.

Wolf Conservation Center protect and preserve paw-sitively wonderful wolves in North America.
Monkeying around on stream is always a good time, and doing it for charity can make the experience even more rewarding. Not sure if you’re koala-fied? Head over to Twitch’s Creator Camp on Charity Streaming to prepare for your first charity stream.

If you want some more charity ideas, check out Tiltify and StreamLabsCharity.

Raising Awareness