Virtual Zoo: Live Animals Without the Smell

Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury, Kent, in the United Kingdom, has gone wild with its Web site.

Netizens can view elephants, tigers and gorillas at the zoo through six 24-hour live video cameras. Users are automatically put in a queue to control the camera in terms of pan, zoom and lighting.

The site also offers: virtual tours with Java-driven panoramic pictures as well as video clips; on-line cards; shopping at the zoo gift shop; and several ways to donate money toward the care of endangered animals both in the zoo and the wild. The URL is