We’ve found a new way to kill time… (Picture: Google)

Toy Story’s Woody might have been famous for saying ‘there’s a snake in my boots,’ and you can make that a reality – well an augmented reality.

In a
refreshing break from the coronavirus news, Google has given people a chance to
get out and about with the animal kingdom, all whilst following social
distancing.

Ready for some lions, tigers and… pandas (oh my)? Here’s what you need to know…

How to use Google 3D animals

To
use the feature, first you’ll need to make sure you have the right software.

You’ll be using your phone or tablet, so for Android users, Google requires an operating system of Android 7.0 or later.

For iPhone users, you need to be running iOS 11.0 or later.

Now,
to take a walk on the wild side, you just need to google an animal on your device
– just type into the search bar, as an example, ‘lion.’

Just
underneath the image search results and the Wikipedia description of the animal,
you’ll be able to see a box that says, ‘Meet a life-sized lion up close’.

Click the
‘view in 3D’ button that will be clearly displayed, then click ‘view in your
space’ to see the animal in your own surroundings.

You’ll need to give Google access to your camera for it to be able to insert the animal into your space.

What animals can you find?

  • Lion
  • Tiger
  • Cheetah
  • Shark
  • Hedgehog
  • Duck
  • Emperor penguin
  • Wolf
  • Angler fish
  • Goat
  • Rottweiler
  • Snakes
  • Eagle
  • Brown bear
  • Alligator
  • Horse
  • Shetland pony
  • Macaw
  • Pug
  • Turtle
  • Cat
  • Octopus
  • Dog

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