Very often, Google realizes that there’s a common search query that it can make more convenient for users by adding its own content directly to the search engine. The perfect example was last year, when Google effectively sherlocked dozens of lyrics-dedicated websites by adding its own lyrics directly to the top of search results for many songs. I don’t think as many websites are going to feel the brunt of this change, but Google has now added animal sounds to Search…
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It’s pretty straightforward and you can try the feature right now. Just search for “animal sounds,” “animal noises,” or a query like “tiger sounds” or “whale sounds”. The variety of animals that Google lists is pretty vast, including a sound for pig, dog, sheep, ape, whale, and more. As noted by Google Operating System blog, Google is using MP3 files for playing the sounds, so they should work fine in most modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) that have support for HTML5 audio.
If you have kids that need to learn more about these animals or simply want to waste the next 10 minutes at work, then go try it out!