Many people are forced to stay at home to prevent the further spread of the deadly coronavirus, and for some, it is a very lonely affair.

Since no one can go out and even meet wild and fluffy animals at the zoo or pet shop, Google offers a new way to get in touch with animals. Through a simple Google search, it can offer you a variety of augmented-reality animals.

Here’s how you can see them!

It was nearly a year ago since Google put 3D objects in its Google search. But first, you have to make sure your phone is an AR-ready device.

You will need iOS11 or higher for iPhones and iPads. For Android phones, it need to be ARCore compatible.

Once you’re sure your phone is compatible, launch Google Chrome (and/or Safari on iPhone of iPad), then search for your animal. On the page, there will be a Google information box saying “View in 3D”.

Click on that and the viewer will appear guiding you on where you can place your virtual animals. Follow its instructions and move your phone around so it can scan the floor, then there you have it! You have an AR animal!

9to5Google compiled this list of animals you can make.

  1. Alligator
  2. Angler fish
  3. Ball python
  4. Brown bear
  5. Cat
  6. Cheetah
  7. Deer
  8. Dog (Bulldog, Pomeranian, Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Pug)
  9. Duck
  10. Eagle
  11. Emperor penguin
  12. Giant panda
  13. Goat
  14. Hedgehog
  15. Horse
  16. Leopard
  17. Lion
  18. Macaw
  19. Octopus
  20. Raccoon
  21. Shark
  22. Shetland pony
  23. Snake
  24. Tiger
  25. Turtle
  26. Wolf

If you like to see more animals, you can download AR-compatible apps on your phone!

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