Google Search 3D AnimalsSource: Joe Maring / Android Central

Google believes in the practical side of augmented reality. For the last couple of years, the collection of Google 3D animals and objects has expanded on mobile devices, from land animals to underwater creatures to birds, house pets, and even dinosaurs. There's also a growing collection focusing on the human anatomy and the internal biology of our organs and cells, along with planets and other objects in our solar system. It's pretty amazing!

And while you don't need an expensive Android device to experience it, with support available for tons of phones, including really affordable Android devices, Google doesn't make it easy to see every animal or object that you can view in 3D. That's where we come in. We're going to show you every single 3D animal and object Google offers below, along with instructions on how to use them.

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How do you access Google's 3D Animals and Objects?

It's easy to access Google's 3D Animals and other Objects. Just search for a supported animal as you usually would in Google on a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet (3D Animals won't show up on a desktop or laptop computer). If the animal is a supported one, you'll see a Google Search Knowledge Panel similar to those that would appear for celebrities and movies.

Here's what this process looks like on a step-by-step basis:

  1. Open Google Search on your phone.
  2. Search for a supported 3D animal/object (we're using "cat" for this example).
  3. Tap the View in 3D button.

    Google Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsSource: Android Central

This page allows you to view the 3D object with the full ability to resize and move it. If you tap the View in your space button, you can even view it right in your home using augmented reality (we'll dive more into that later on).

How do you use Google's 3D Animals and Objects in Object View?

Google Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsSource: Android Central

When you first open a 3D Animal/Object, you'll see an animated 3D animal against a white background in Object view. You can slide your finger on the animal to have it move up and down, side to side, and rotate a full 360 degrees so you can analyze every inch, from the backside to the underside. Zoom in by sliding your fingers out and zoom out by pinching them together.

You can tap the share icon near the bottom-right of your phone to share the 3D object through your preferred app, whether it be Twitter, Instagram, or as a regular text. When you do this, Google generates a link that goes right to the 3D item so people can just tap on it and instantly see said object.

How do you use Google's 3D Animals and Objects in AR?

Google Search 3D AR ViewSource: Joe Maring / Android Central

In the AR view, move your phone around the room to map and process your surroundings. The animal will soon pop up, blended in with your environment. It might take a few tries, so be patient. Once it works, the animal will appear on your floor, perched atop a shelf, on your computer desk, or wherever you want to place it.

  1. When viewing a 3D animal/object in Object view, tap View in your space.
  2. Tap Give access.
  3. Tap Allow all the time.

    Google Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsSource: Android Central

  4. Tap Allow.
  5. Your 3D animal/object will appear before your eyes.
  6. Move around with your phone to look at it from different angles.

    Google Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsSource: Android Central

To change the animal's orientation to see the backside and tail of a cute French bulldog, for example, hold one finger on the animal/object and rotate it with another. You don't get the same 360-degree ability to view things like the underside or top of a duck as you would in Object view, but you can turn the animal around, so it's facing different directions.

If you hold the phone still, the animals will do things on their own, too (like wag a tail, hop, or sniff). The tiger, for example, will open its mouth to roar, and the snake will inspect its surroundings.

Google Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsGoogle Search 3D animalsSource: Android Central

In this AR mode, you can also resize an animal/object by pinching and zooming on it. It'll be set at 100% by default to give you an idea of what it looks like in real life, but it can be fun to mess with the different sizes. Additionally, if you want to move a 3D animal/object to a different part of the room, place one finger on the animal and drag it to where you want it.

What is object blending and how do you use it?

Google Search 3D AnimalsSource: Joe Maring / Android Central

Object blending is a feature available on Android devices that allows the animal to better blend into your real world. It will enable the 3D objects to sense the world around them and adapt to the room/area they're in accordingly.

It's a neat way to make it look like a snake is hiding behind the couch, for example, more realistically displaying only the reptile parts that would be visible if it were actually real.

It's easy to use object blending. When in AR view, you'll see a small circle icon on the top-right with one half that's shaded and one clear. Simply tap that to turn object blending on and off. Of course, you need to get up close to the animal for it to work correctly, and it takes a few seconds for the image to start fading out and blend in nicely. But once it's set perfectly, you can snap a photo to send to friends and family for a good laugh, and kids can have loads of fun playing around with it.

What kind of phone do you need to see Google's 3D Animals and Objects?

Google Pixel 4 XL, Galaxy S10+ and OnePlus 7 ProSource: Andrew Martonik / Android Central

Google's 3D Animals work on many devices, including Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

For Android, it must be an Android device or tablet with Android 7.0 or higher with the Google Play Store pre-installed.

For iPhones and iPads, the device needs to be iOS 11.0 or higher.

Some of the many devices that Google 3D Animals will work on include the Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, S10, S20, Note 8, 9, and 10; any Google Pixel phone; and select Android devices from LG, Motorola, OnePlus, Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, Sony, and others. The iPhone 6S, 7, 8, X, 11, and most iPads will also display Google 3D Animals, provided the iOS is updated. If your device has the Google Play Services for AR app installed, chances are it will support the full Google 3D Animals experience. Google also provides a whole list of supported Android devices and iOS devices.

Do Google's 3D Animals and Objects have sound?

Google 3D Animals have accompanying sounds, which I could hear without issue on Android and Apple devices.

The roar of the tiger is as menacing as if you'd heard one in real life, as is the grumbling of the alligator. The hissing of the Ball python as it moves around gives off the feeling that it's about the strike at any moment.

There are some cute ones, too, like the adorable bark and whine of a golden retriever or Welsh Corgi, the nay of a horse, and the quack of a duck. Even animals like the rabbit include audio with a quiet crinkling and sniffing sound as it searches for food and examines its surroundings. With the angler fish, another relatively quiet animal, you'll hear the sounds of water as it swims around on the screen.

Google Search 3D Animals & AR Objects: Full Gallery and List

Below, you'll find an extensive gallery of Google's 3D animals and AR objects, such as land animals, fish, household pets, insects, dinosaurs, planets, and the human cellular structure. We also have a list of other AR objects available, including planets, moons, and human anatomy.

Note: You'll need to be on a mobile device, like an Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, or iPad, to view the 3D objects when you tap on the links below.

Google Search 3D: Land Animals

There are a ton of 3D items you can view in Google Search, but for a lot of people, the most fun to use and interact with will be the animals. So whether you want to view something familiar like a cat or something extravagant like a shark, Google has you covered with a wide array of different animals.

Ball Python Google Search 3D model

Ball Python

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Brown Bear Google Search 3D model

Brown Bear

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Cow

Cow

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Coyote

Coyote

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Cheetah Google Search 3D model

Cheetah

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Deer Google Search 3D model

Deer

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Donkey

Donkey

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Fennec Fox

Fennec fox

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Giant Panda Google Search 3D model

Giant Panda

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Giraffe

Giraffe

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Goat Google Search 3D model

Goat

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Hedgehog Google Search 3D model

Hedgehog

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Hippo

Hippo

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Horse Google Search 3D model

Horse

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Leopard Google Search 3D model

Leopard

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Lion Google Search 3D model

Lion

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Ox

Ox

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Pig

Pig

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Raccoon Google Search 3D model

Raccoon

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Rabbit Google Search 3D model

Rabbit

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Red Panda

Red Panda

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Shetland Pony Google Search 3D model

Shetland Pony

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Snake Google Search 3D model

Snake

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Tiger Google Search 3D model

Tiger

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Unicorn Google 3d

Unicorn

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Wolf Google Search 3D model

Wolf

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Zebra

Zebra

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Google Search 3D: Underwater and Wetland Animals

Aligator Google Search 3D model

Alligator

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Angler Fish Google Search 3D model

Angler Fish

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Duck Google Search 3D model

Duck

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Octopus Google Search 3D model

Octopus

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Shark Google Search 3D model

Shark

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Turtle Google Search 3D model

Turtle

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Google Search 3D: Birds

Eagle Google Search 3D model

Eagle

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Emperor Penguin Google Search 3D model

Emperor Penguin

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Macaw Google Search 3D model

Macaw

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Google Search 3D: House Pets

Akita

Akita

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

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Beagle

Beagle

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Bengal Cat

Bengal cat

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Border Collie

Border Collie

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Bulldog

Bulldog

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Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

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Cane Corso

Cane Corso

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Cat Google Search 3D model

Cat

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Chihuahua

Chihuahua

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Chipmunk

Chipmunk

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Chow Chow

Chow Chow

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

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Dachshund

Dachshund

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Dobermann

Dobermann

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French Bulldog Google Search 3D Model

French Bulldog

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German Shepherd

German Shepherd

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Great Dane

Great Dane

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Guinea Pig

Guinea pig

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Hamster

Hamster

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Kitten

Kitten

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Korean Jindo

Korean Jindo

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Labrador Retriever Google Search 3D model

Labrador Retriever

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Maine Coon

Maine Coon

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Maltese

Maltese

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Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian Forest cat

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Persian Cat

Persian cat

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Pit Bull

Pit Bull

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Pomeranian Google Search 3D model

Pomeranian

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Poodle

Poodle

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Pug Google Search 3D model

Pug

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Puppy

Puppy

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Ragdoll

Ragdoll

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Rottweiler Google Search 3D model

Rottweiler

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Russian Blue

Russian Blue

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Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold

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Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

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Siamese Cat

Siamese cat

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Siberian Husky Google 3d

Siberian Husky

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Sphynx Cat

Sphynx cat

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Welsh Corgi Google 3d

Welsh Corgi

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Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

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Google Search 3D Dinosaurs

Tyrannosaurus Rex Google Search 3D model

Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Velociraptor Google Search 3D model

Velociraptor

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Triceratops Google Search 3D models

Triceratops

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Spinosaurus Google Search 3D model

Spinosaurus

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Stegosaurus Google Search 3D model

Stegosaurus

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Brachiosaurus Google Search 3D model

Brachiosaurus

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Ankylosaurus Google Search 3D Model

Ankylosaurus

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Dilophosaurus Google Search 3D model

Dilophosaurus

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Pteranodon Google Search 3D model

Pteranodon

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Parasaurolophus Google Search 3D model

Parasaurolophus

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Google Search 3D: Insects

Rhinoceros Beetle Google Search 3D model

Rhinoceros Beetle

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Hercules Beetle Google Search 3D model

Hercules Beetle

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Atlas Beetle Google Search 3D Model

Atlas Beetle

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Stag Beetle Google Search 3D model

Stag Beetle

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Giant Stag Google Search 3D model

Giant Stag

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Jewel Beetle Google Search 3D model

Jewel Beetle

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Ladybug Google Search 3D model

Ladybug

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Firefly Google Search 3D model

Firefly

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Swallowtail Butterfly Google Search 3D model

Swallowtail Butterfly

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Morpho Butterfly Google Search 3D model

Morpho Butterfly

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Atlas Moth Google Search 3D model

Atlas Moth

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Mantis Google Search 3D model

Mantis

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Grasshopper Google Search 3D model

Grasshopper

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Dragonfly Google Search 3D model

Dragonfly

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Hornet Google Search 3D model

Hornet

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Periodical Cicada Google Search 3D model

Periodical Cicada

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Evening Cicada Google Search 3D model

Evening Cicada

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Google Search 3D: Australian Wildlife

Echidna Google 3d

Echidna

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Emu Google Search

Emu

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Kangaroo Google Search

Kangaroo

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Koala Google Search

Koala

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Kookaburra Google Search

Kookaburra

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Platypus Google Search

Platypus

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Quokka Google Search

Quokka

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Wombat Google Search

Wombat

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Google Search 3D: Animal Cells

Animal Cell Google Search

Animal Cell

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Bacterial Capsule Google Search

Bacterial Capsule

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Bacterium Google Search

Bacterium

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Cell Membrane Google Search

Cell Membrane

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Cell Wall Google Search

Cell Wall

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Chromatin Google Search

Chromatin

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Cisternae Google Search

Cisternae

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Cristae Google Search

Cristae

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Endoplasmic Reticulum Google Search

Endoplasmic Reticulum

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Eukaryote Google Search

Eukaryote

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Fimbria Google Search

Fimbria

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Flagellum Google Search

Flagellum

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Golgi Apparatus Google Search

Golgi Apparatus

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Mitochondrion Google Search

Mitochondrion

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Nuclear Membrane Google Search

Nuclear Membrane

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Nucleolus Google Search

Nucleolus

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Plant Cell Google Search

Plant Cell

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Plasma Membrane Google Search

Plasma Membrane

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Plasmids Google Search

Plasmids

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Prokaryote Google Search

Prokaryote

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Ribosomes Google Search

Ribosomes

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Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Google Search

Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum

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Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Google Search

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum

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Google Search 3D: Systems of the Human Body

Circulatory System Google 3d

Circulatory System

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Endocrine System Google 3d

Endocrine System

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Excretory System Google 3d

Excretory System

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Female Reproductive System Google 3d

Female Reproductive System

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Human Digestive System Google 3d

Human Digestive System

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Integumentary System Google 3d

Integumentary System

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Lymphatic System Google 3d

Lymphatic System

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Male Reproductive System Google 3d

Male Reproductive System

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Muscular System Google 3d

Muscular System

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Nervous System Google 3d

Nervous System

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Peripheral Nervous System Google 3d

Peripheral Nervous System

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Respiratory System Google 3d

Respiratory System

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Skeletal System Google 3d

Skeletal System

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Urinary System Google 3d

Urinary System

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Google Search 3D: Japanese Pop Culture

Ultraman

Ultraman

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Ultraman Zero

Ultraman Zero

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Ultraman Belial

Ultraman Belial

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Evangelion

Evangelion

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Gundam Penelope

Gundam Penelope

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Gundam Odysseus

Gundam Odysseus

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Xi Gundam

Xi Gundam

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Pac Man

Pac-Man

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Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

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Google Search 3D: Other Items

Chauvet Cave Google 3d

Chauvet Cave

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Volvo Xc90 Google 3d

Volvo XC90

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Neil Armstrong Google 3d

Neil Armstrong

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What other 3D Animals and Objects does Google Search support?

Google Search 3D AR ViewSource: Joe Maring / Android Central

Google doesn't just offer Animals in its 3D search results. There are tons of other objects and items that you can view in 3D. In some cases, just type in the item, and the 3D result will appear as the first one. In others, however, you have to punch in very specific keywords to get the correct result. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find these items, but you might have better luck. Here's a comprehensive list!

Planets

Moons

The Human Body

Cars

Other objects

Google 3D Animals are fun & educational

Google Search 3D AnimalsSource: Joe Maring / Android Central

Google 3D animals are a little hidden treasure within Google Search that is super fun once you discover it, not to mention educational. It's an excellent tool for kids, especially, who will enjoy exploring different animals in total 360-degree, 3D views, exploring every inch of their bodies and surfaces. And you can have tons of fun placing the animals into your environments using the AR View. It's a fun activity in the moment, or even snap photos and send them to others to confuse or scare them into thinking there's a snake in your trash can or a raccoon in your garden.

As we delve into the other objects that Google offers in 3D, the educational component becomes even more apparent. Students in specific fields can get an up-close look at everything from the planets to the human body that provides far more detail and perspective than a textbook, or even a web page, ever could.

We'll be delving deeper into these other objects soon. But for now, have a blast searching for the various animals Google offers in 3D.

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