World's Biggest Online Zoo Opens
BBC is opening the world's largest online zoo, the Wildlife Finder, which features pictures and videos of hundreds of animals.
The BBC Wildlife Finder zoo promises never to disappoint, as the animals will always be visible and willing to perform for visitors. The zoo is categorized according to animal, region or type of habitat. Many of the videos are shot at night or under water, and show animals that never can be seen in traditional zoos.
"It has always been my hope that, through film-making, I can bring the wonder of the natural world into people's sitting rooms," he said. "Now the web has totally changed how we can link information, connect people and reach new audiences in a world which likes to have things on demand."
A New Guinea jumping spider has also leapt into the popularity charts, soaring from a leaf on to the cameraman's lens. He carries on filming, as a commentary tells us about the exceptional size of the spider's jaws. "Its jump is only used," the film explains, without the slightest wobble as spider legs skid on the glass, "as a means of getting on to its prey."