Now there is no need to pack up the kids and travel for hours to the nearest zoo or wildlife park, because thanks to Google and Street View you can visit some of the more popular zoos from around the world. Of course, you can only look and not touch the animals! This is a brilliant way of getting to see some of the world’s best zoos, without actually having to travel for hours; it probably will not ever replace the real thing but its close.
According to an article by Deanna Yick, Street View Program Manager;
Animal-lovers, rejoice! If you enjoy watching wildlife, but find yourself stuck in the urban jungle, never fear. You can now use Google Maps and Street View to preview the must-see spots at zoos around the world before heading there in person, or take a virtual trip to some of the most famous zoos and animal parks, right from your living room.
You can check out how the animals are doing at various locations on the Google Zoo View page.
Source: Google Latlong Blog