It’s 2020-21…quarantine. Perhaps, you’re longing for trips to the zoo or you’re just desperate for a new, fun way to entertain your kiddos, or maybe, you’re just wondering where all these trending wild animal social media pictures are coming from?!??!
Well, animal-lovers and weary quarantiners, you’re going to LOVE the 3D animal feature available for over 25+ animals from your phones and tablets.
How do I view Google 3D Animals?
First, you have to use a touch device (smartphone or tablet). The 3D feature does not work on desktop computers.
We had success using the Safari browser on an iPhone running the latest operating system. Ironically, this did not work in the Google Chrome browser on our iPhone. Below are direct links to each animal. The links from this page will open up a new browser window for you to explore each animal individually.
If you don’t use the links below, you can access these 3D animals using Google search. In your mobile browser, simply search the animal’s name in Google’s search bar. Again, we used Safari on an iPhone and had success.
Instructions to search for a Google 3D Animal
Open up Safari (or your preferred touch-device browser) and search the animal by name. For example, search the term “emperor penguin.” Google’s knowledge graph for the emperor penguin (or the name of your searched animal) is displayed at the top of your search results. Scroll down until you see a box with a message that reads, “Meet a life-sized emperor penguin up close.”
Below this, you’ll see a button that reads, “View in 3D.” Click/touch the “View in 3D” button and follow the on-screen instructions to load the animal into your virtual space.
Get ready for a house full of animals and laughter!
Google 3D Animal Projections entertained us for over 2 hours!
(And we’ve been playing with this phone feature every day since!) Turn your home into a zoo!
Google Animals with 3D Views (the complete list)
Which Google 3D Animal is the Best?
At our home, our favorites are the Alligator, Cheetah, Tiger, Brown Bear, Sea Turtle…the list just goes on, so I guess we love them all!