As parents are looking for interesting new ways to keep their kids engaged while observing the coronavirus lockdown, Google has given people a chance to view animals in their living space in 3D and Nigerian parents are having fun with it.
Nigerians have gone on Twitter to share images of wild animals in their homes and the reaction of their kids to it.
To use the Google 3D animals feature, you have to make sure you have your phone or tablet. 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.
If you are an Android or iPhone user, all you need to do is to go to Google on your device, search for an animal in the search bar, for 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.
Google will then ask to access to your camera for it to be able to insert the animal into your space.
Animals that you can view in 3D in your living space are 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.
Below are some images shared by Nigerians who tried it.