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Love Earth Google Maps

BBC Worldwide have created a website called Love Earth to promote the general release of their film 'earth'. part of the website is dedicated to tracking the movements of a number of animals.

Love Earth uses Google Maps to show the movements of some African elephants, humpback whales, polar bears, penguins and turtles. It is a great idea and one we wanted to do ourselves when the BBC tracked some whales in the Atlantic last year but we couldn't get hold of their data.

The film itself looks like it might be a visual treat. Here is the trailer,

If you can't wait for the film you could try our Safari Map where you can see a number of animals (elephants, hippos, seals, flamingo, buffalo etc.) on Google Maps.