Zoo Atlanta - US Partner of the International Launch of Wildeverse


By Zoo Atlanta April 3, 2020

Even though Zoo Atlanta is temporarily closed, players in Atlanta and around the world can explore the jungles of Africa and Asia with an innovative new Augmented Reality experience.

Zoo Atlanta is proud to be the U.S. partner of the international launch of Wildeverse, a game that uses Augmented Reality to enlist players in protecting the last jungles of the world and the apes who call them home. Developed by the Internet of Elephants in partnership with conservation organizations the Borneo Nature Foundation and Goualougo Triangle Ape Foundation, Wildeverse, will be jointly launched, by Zoo Atlanta (U.S.) and the Chester Zoo (U.K.)

Wildeverse was initially developed as an outdoor game, but game developers have worked around the clock in recent weeks to make it suitable for indoor play as well, providing people at home with alternative ways to connect with nature. This adaptation offers the stunning experience of wandering through a life-sized jungle and encountering wild apes – all from your living room. The game is free and accessible to anyone with a recent smartphone; no extra hardware is required.

Wildeverse is based on real animals living in the wild today and the people working to protect them. The game’s characters are real, the storylines are authentic, and what’s at stake throughout the experience is the future of our natural world. In addition to serving as the U.S. launch partner of Wildeverse, Zoo Atlanta also has a character in the game who underscores the Zoo’s longtime commitment to the care and behavioral study of great apes.

Players join a team of wildlife scientists and help them collect the data needed to protect the last wild spaces on Earth and the apes who inhabit them. Users encounter Fio the orangutan, Buka the gorilla, Chilli the gibbon and Aida the chimpanzee – real apes living in the wild – brought to life through Augmented Reality. Players explore life-sized virtual jungles from their own living rooms and collect food traces, footprints and more.

Download Wildeverse on the AppStore or Google Play. The game currently runs on ARKit/ArCore supported smartphones. Here is a list of supported devices.

Follow Wildeverse on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can follow along with the fun by using Hashtag #entertheWildeverse.

Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta GA 30315. 404-624-9453 (WILD).  Zoo Atlanta is on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.  You can follow along with the fun by using Hashtag: #OnlyZooAtl.

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