ZOOS CAN NOW HOST ANY UNIQUE, ENDANGERED AND EXTINCT ANIMAL THANKS TO INDE’S AR
November 10, 2017 — Asia has some of the most diverse and unique native wildlife species on the planet. Most of these fascinating creatures are only found in remote areas, meaning that anyone looking to experience an encounter with them needs to go to a zoo. Some of these species – such as the Giant Panda – are extremely rare, with only 25 zoos in 17 countries featuring these magnificent animals.
German zoo ZOOM Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen is among the first zoos to have realised they can bring the most unique, endangered – or even extinct – creatures to the public without physically removing them from their natural habitat.
Visitors to ZOOM Erlebniswelt are now able to get up-close and personal with a Giant Panda, an Asian Elephant, a Komodo Dragon and an Orangutan, and are also able to capture and share these one-of-a-kind encounters through INDE’s BroadcastAR, an award-winning Augmented Reality system. The cutting-edge immersive experience works like a teleportation machine, instantly placing visitors in the Asian jungle – where they virtually join the spectacular Asian wildlife.
The newly-launched, custom-developed AR experience has been installed at “ZOOM Erlebniswelt Asia”, a new building with a dedicated 45 square-meter interaction area. Beautifully designed jungle-themed decoration helps create total immersion through a perfect mixture of digital photo-realistic 3D content and real-world elements.
UK company INDE has already put life-sized digital dinosaurs, whales and jaguars into museums, zoos, theme parks and shopping centres worldwide.
Learn more about INDE’s large-screen and mobile Augmented Reality experiences here.
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