What Google 3D animals can I pick to view on my phone?

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 and Grogu social media pictures are coming from?!??!

Well, animal-lovers and weary quarantiners, you’re going to LOVE the 3D animal feature available for over 50+ animals from your phones and tablets. Mid-December 2020, Google released, even more, 3D animals and characters, a special holiday gift for quarantine!

Newly released: you can now see “The Child” from the Mandalorian in your space, too!

Learn how to see The Child, Grogu, From the Mandalorian in 3D from your phone or tablet.
Learn how to see The Child, Grogu, From the Mandalorian in 3D from your phone or tablet.

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, 3D animals did not display in the Google Chrome browser on our iPhone; however, 3D animals do work in the Google App. 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 your device’s Google search bar. 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.)

3D Turtle in Kid's Bedroom
Project a Sea Turtle into your Bedroom! So cool! 🐢

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!

View in 3D - Meet a life-sized Emperor Penguin up close.
Click/Touch “View in 3D” to project an Emperor Penguin into your environment (yep, you’ll have an emperor penguin dancing beside you. This friendly animal will happily hang out with you in your home, office or anywhere you have your phone or tablet)

And, we’ve been playing with this phone feature every day since!
Turn your home into a zoo, and now, you can even bring the Star War’s beloved character, The Child Grogu, from The Mandalorian (Star Wars) into your space, too.

(Remember, if these links do not work for you, try the Safari mobile or tablet browser or try using the Google App.)

List of Google Animals with 3D Views

The complete list of 3D land animals, underwater and wetland animals, birds and house pets

Star Wars 3D Characters

Which Google 3D Animal is the Best?

At our home, our favorites are the Alligator, Cheetah, Tiger, Brown Bear, Sea Turtle…the 3d Google Animal list just goes on, and on, so I guess we love them all!

Enjoy hours of entertainment by projecting animals from your phone or tablet into your home and environment.

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