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Google Street View Takes Web Surfers to the Arctic

You can now see polar bears in their natural habitat


Google (GOOG) is showing web surfers what the Arctic it’s like through Google Street View.

Starting Thursday — which is also International Polar Bear Day — internet users can check out the tundra and polar bear migration. Google took pictures while riding on their “tundra buggy” vehicle donated by the ecotourism company Frontiers North Adventures.

The tech company worked alongside Manitoba’s Wildlife Management Areas and Wapusk National Park to get hundreds of shots of the bears. Google later stitched the photos together into panoramas for everyone to see.

This isn’t the first time that the company uses Google Street View to show exotic locations. Google has done this in the past with panoramic views of the Amazon and the Galapagos.

GOOG stock is down 0.1% Thursday.

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