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Summaries of Zoos on Google Maps

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by LaughingDove, 11 Oct 2015.

  1. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    I noticed quite a while ago that on google maps, there is a small summary under the name of each zoo when you click on it. And today I decided to have a look at a random selection of zoos and see how they are summarised on google maps.

    Just to take a random sample:

    London Zoo: Gorillas, giraffes, penguins & tigers
    Chester Zoo: Large zoopark with colourful gardens
    Berlin Zoo: Huge leafy zoo with modern aviary
    Tierpark Berlin: Zoo with elephants, tigers & monkeys
    Bronx Zoo: Large urban zoo
    Toronto Zoo: Sprawling home of thousands of animals
    Warsaw Zoo: Elephants, wolves, lions & hippos
    Taronga Zoo: Large zoo divided into different regions
    Antwerp Zoo: Animal park established in 1843
    etc, etc. I could go on all day.

    So I was wondering if anyone knew what the summaries were based on, who makes them etc. It seems almost random to me.
     
  2. savethelephant

    savethelephant Well-Known Member

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    And if you look to the left side there's a slightly longer discreption

    London-Major city zoo and research centre helping to conserve numerous species in naturalistic habitats. - Google

    Chester-Zoo featuring rare and endangered species in lush, ornate gardens, with a water bus and a monorail. - Google

    Bronx-Metropolitan zoo with 265 acres that harbors 4,000 animals in replicas of their native habitats. - Google

    San diego safari park-Visitor tours of a 1,800-acre wildlife sanctuary with over 300 species of African & Asian animals. - Google

    etc...

    If you haven't noticed there's a bit of a common theme on who's giving the description.