Wildlife lovers who may be in an urban jungle can now visit the zoo online. The Palm Beach Zoo is the first zoo in Florida, and among the first ten in the nation, to be on Google Maps and Street View. You can now preview the must-see spots in a virtual trip before heading there in person.
“By giving the public an opportunity to see what we offer online, we hope to lure potential visitors to come visit us,” said Jan Steele, General Curator for the Zoo. “Our mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife will be better fulfilled if we entice them to see in person the many endangered species that call us home.”
The Palm Beach Zoo joins the Detroit Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Houston Zoo, National Zoo, San Francisco Zoo, Honolulu Zoo, Zoo Atlanta and Chicago Zoo in offering these online resources. After mapping out the Palm Beach Zoo, CS3Design (www.cs3design.com), a “trusted Google agency,” provided the photographic atlas to Google.
“We enjoyed bringing this opportunity to the Palm Beach Zoo,” said Sardinas. “Our company is proud to give this unique perspective to get the public’s mouths watering, and give them an idea of what the Zoo looks like from the inside.”
Black bears and siamangs may be standard attractions, but starting today, you can use Street View to visit the fountain area and the Mayan temples in the Tropics of America section of the Zoo.
Palm Beach Zoo’s Google Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/h1sfm