Virtual zoo

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A virtual zoo is a new concept that uses the

simulate a visit to a zoo, and the visitors to these sites can view exhibits about animals and their habitats. Many Zoos[2] as well as schools[3] have developed virtual zoos. For example, instead of actual animals a virtual zoo will have articles and photos as exhibits. There are many virtual zoos that have been created; most are small and unremarkable, while some have hundreds of exhibits.[citation needed
]

Many of these projects focus on photos of

educational. Zoos on the web are good sources of animal information
.

History

The first virtual zoo was created in 1994 by Ken Boschert, DVM.[4] Boschert created his site as a way of informing people about animals and how to care for them. His site has been recognized by Education World and "Web 100".

In 2017, Hari Kunduru founded Zoptiks, a modern virtual zoo. Where you can find zoologist backed information about animals and dinosaurs as well as explore them via augmented reality. Similarly, Zoptiks is a zoo directory where you can find zoos, aquariums, wildlife sanctuaries and other zoological organizations around the world.

Purpose

The validity of virtual zoos have met with some resistance. However, many view virtual zoos as the way of the future for

ecosystems.[5] According to Zoos Victoria, the stated purpose of a zoo is to be centers for wildlife experience, education, conservation and research.[6]
Virtual Zoos can contribute to these stated purposes, such as education and research, with little impact to animal life.

Virtual Zoo during lockdown

Since the covid 19 pandemic started in late 2019, families and children were unable to attend zoo's due to nationwide lockdowns. For example Victoria Australia offered a 24/7 livestream of animals such as Otter's, Lion, Zebras, birds, penguins, leopards, giraffes, and koalas. [7]

References

  1. ^ "World Association of Zoos and Aquariums". WAZA. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ [1] Archived June 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Virtual Zoo - Zoo Home". Pioneerschooldistrict.org. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  4. ^ "The Electronic Zoo". Netvet.wustl.edu. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  5. ^ "World Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Animal Welfare & Ethics". WAZA. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  6. ^ [2] Archived May 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Animals at Home". www.zoo.org.au. Retrieved 2022-08-24.

External links

Animal Photos:

Educational Virtual Zoos:

Selling Animal Products: