Video: Google Street Trike Visits the Detroit Zoo
Voters from across the United States picked the Detroit Zoo as the theme park or zoo they wanted to tour virtually.
The Google Street Team brought the Google Trike to the Detroit Zoo on Monday and Tuesday as the result of a national contest.
Google asked its users to submit nominations for pedestrian-only locations they'd most like to see on its popular map feature in several categories, including theme parks and zoos. More than 15,000 voters said they wanted a virtual tour of the Detroit Zoo, beating out the San Diego Zoo and Universal Studios in Florida, among others.
The Google Street Trike is a three-wheeled pedi-cab equipped with digital cameras. Google technicians spent two days collecting digital images of the zoo's award-winning habitats and attractions, both indoors and out.
The imagery will be featured on Google Maps via Street View, which allows users to view panoramic, interactive street-level imagery of parks and trials, landmarks, university campuses and sport venues around the world.