Like most zoos, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens wanted to help visitors navigate a large space and find specific animal exhibits quickly. They also wanted to do this in a way that would help eliminate paper maps and align with their mission of conservation.
Via the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens app, visitors can navigate from one location to the next using real-time GPS mapping and wayfinding technologies. They can also customize their map with a simple tap switching view modes from “everything,” to “animals only,” “plants only,” restrooms and food vendor locations. Visitors are also able to listen to audio overviews for each enclosure, watch videos about behind-the-scenes workings at the zoo, donate with a single tap, enjoy the view from atop Bighorn Mountain using VR-Lite and more.