By Lois Alter Mark
February 12, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

It’s a zoo out there, and your family can be a part of it, thanks to the creatures at Alabama’s Birmingham Zoo, whose miraculous webcams give you a live bird’s-eye view of all the monkey business going on behind cage doors. RealPlayer movies let you listen to a turkey gobble or watch a peacock display its feathers. With special kid activities and cool stuff to download for free, there’s enough here to keep your own wild animals occupied for hours.