A virtual zoo is a new concept that uses the
Many of these projects focus on photos of
The first virtual zoo was created in 1994 by Ken Boschert, DVM. 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.
The validity of virtual zoos have met with some resistance. However, many view virtual zoos as the way of the future for
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. 
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Educational Virtual Zoos:
- "The Electronic Zoo"
- Zoobooks, Virtual Zoo
- "The Virtual Zoo"
- "The Wild Ones"
- "Mr. Crean's Virtual Zoo"
Selling Animal Products: