Ian Redmond takes us on a Virtual Gorilla Safari around the world in a 360-degree documentary on Great Apes and various species of Primates. This Virtual Safari was brought to us by the Born Free Foundation which is a charity that was founded in 1984 by actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna.
Born free aims to give every animal a chance at a fulfilling life and they regularly rescue them from terrible conditions send them to amazing sanctuaries. These animals include big Cats, Primates, and Elephants. Born Free also focus on Conversation and Education which is where this amazing VR App finds it’s niche.
This App is very easy to use and is loaded up with information on each Species of Ape in various locations in both Africa and South East Asia. You can learn things such as primates can catch ebola through to other interesting things such as Gorilla’s love Banana plants, not so much the fruit, though.
The app contains amazing 360-degree images with multiple styles of navigation from clicking with your headset to gaze navigation. As you look around each 360 scene you have that scene narrated to you and you have the option to then click further into other area’s you want to learn more about. These extra areas will either be video or another image!
It really is an easy and fulfilling experience watching and learning, in fact, you almost feel like you are in the humid leafy jungles with them.
Who is this App for? Well everyone from Teachers and Students through to people like you and me that are interested in these amazing animals and their habitats.
This Gorilla Safari is designed to raise awareness for these animals as well as educate anyone that is interested in their environments and behaviors.