Depending on where you live, you may not get too see much wildlife on your way to work, especially if you live in or around a big city. What's an animal lover stuck in the urban jungle to do? Well, you can turn to Google Maps
and use Street View
, which now includes tons of imagery of our furry (and sometimes not so furry) friends from some of the most famous zoos and animal parks from around the world.
"Lions and tigers may be standard attractions, but starting today, you can also use Street View to see the panda bears noshing on bamboo and tumbling around the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China," Google stated in a blog post. "More than 30 percent of this endangered species calls this important conservation and breeding facility home."
It's not the same as traveling around the world and seeing these animals in person, but it sure is a heck of a lot cheaper. From right within your living room, you can check out the wildlife at the San Diego Zoo as well as those in Houston, Atlanta, and Chicago, to name just a few domestic locations.
There's also the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park in Ontario, Canada, Buin Zoo in Chile, Zoologico de Bauru in Brazil, and many, many more destinations to check out tigers, kangaroos, polar bears, penguins, and all sorts of creatures.