Google Glass gives Houston Zoo visitors behind the scenes view

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glassHOUSTON, TX – The zoo took part in a contest and won one of 8,000 pairs of the high tech gadget.

The wearable computer costs $1,500, but is not yet available on the market.

Ryan Draper, Interactive Marketing Director of the Houston Zoo explained, “Luckily, we were selected as one of the 8,000 that Google did pick to receive this and we’re very excited to be able to share this new piece of technology and kind of a first person experience of what it’s like to work at the Houston Zoo.”

Now everyone can see what’s involved in taking care of the zoo’s residents.

Draper said, “We are asked on daily basis what it’s like to work as an animal keeper, what it’s like to work with carnivores, and so instead of relying on blogs and a couple of pictures, now we can put these on and show you.”

With this technology, anyone can go behind the scenes and experience what it’s like to feed the meerkats, giraffes or a magpie chick.

Draper added, “We really think the public is going enjoy seeing this kind of never before seen look at the Houston Zoo.”