An article in 9to5Google, Google 3D animals: Which ones are available and how to use them explains what it’s all about.

At its I/O conference in 2019, Google announced that it would be adding augmented reality objects to Search. Over the year since, Google has a bunch of 3D animals you can view in Google Search using AR …

Google’s AR objects in search are incredibly easy to access. The objects are added to search in the belief that the easiest way to learn about something is to see it. By seeing things in augmented reality (AR), users can see the scale of an object and also details they might not notice from just a simple picture

Read the article for a lot more information and how to use your smartphone to view the 3D animals in your own -  but here’s their hands-on video.