The salmon-hunting Alaskan bears of Katmai National Park have been distracting many of us, thanks to a live (though hardly lively) streaming video feed from Twitter is on fire with #bearcam hype -- who knew watching bears chilling in a river would be so mesmerizing? For the fans who liked #bearcam before it was huge, however, here are eight up-and-coming animal live cams to follow. #belugacam, anyone?

Puffins at Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge

Golden Retriever Puppies

These puppies, born on June 24, will be trained to help recovering combat veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

Siku the Polar Bear in Denmark

Osprey in Maine 


The Kelp Forest at Monterey Bay Aquarium