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Google Street View Continues Worldwide Mapping Mission with Iconic Zoos

Excerpt from The Verge

Aug 22, 2013 7:26 am

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Google’s quest to map every inch of the globe is slowly becoming a reality. Giving some of the responsibility to destinations looking to gain worldwide exposure lends the project the sustainability it needs to thrive in the future.

— Samantha Shankman

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding as seen via Google Street View. / Google Street View


Google this week added several major zoos to its Street View and Maps services, allowing users to get up close and personal with exotic animals from around the world. The company announced the new features in a blog post published Wednesday, touting them as a way to see rare wildlife “right from your living room.”

Among the most notable additions are China’s Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding — home to more than 30 percent of the world’s endangered Giant Panda species — and the San Diego Zoo in California.

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