Virry VR: A new conceptual way of interacting with wild animals
It is a series of interactive educational VR products filmed in 4K VR at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy,
Kenya, home to the most endangered African megafauna: Black and White Rhinos, Lions and African elephants.
Virry VR is available for PS VR and Oculus Rift and Gear VR. It is all about giving the player a deeply impressive experience of meeting wild African animals up close.
It uses technology to connect you to the wild by helping you form a bond with these wild animals.
What is so unique about Virry VR ?
It’s a chance to take a short break to visit Kenya and interact with the wildlife without leaving your home or workplace. An actual safari experience costs around $5,000/week, whereas Virry VR is $4.99 or $9.99 depending on the platform. You can come back as often as you like. Even when you are feeling the blues - it’s the quickest and the safest experience to immediately reset your mental state.
What types of content does Virry VR have ?
There are three types of content in every edition of Virry VR:
What other Virry products are available?
The Virry family and children app for iOS (including Apple TV!) and Android
won Webby, BAFTA and Lovies Awards. It has been recommended by the
Educational App Store for using at schools.
Check it out! With more animals and more wildlife partners!
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play
Virry VR: Feel the Wild Trailer
TheGamingBeaver review, 1M views
Virry Safari: Wild Encounters Trailer
Kitui is a one year old baby Black rhino. Black rhinoceros are critically endangered. © Ian D Murphy
Kitui’s mother wasn’t able to look after him, so he’s raised by humans. © Ian D Murphy
In Virry VR, you can give Kitui his fav grass and a giant bottle of milk, and see for yourself that he is the cutest animal ever. © Ian D Murphy
Can you believe African elephants are hunted by poachers for ivory trade just like rhinos? © Ian D Murphy
African elephants are very independent, they have never been domesticated. In real life, you would not dare to come close to a wild elephant. But in Virry VR, they will touch your face with their trunks! © Ian D Murphy
Most of lions at LEWA Wildlife Conservancy are collared. These are special GPS collars to protect them. © Ian D Murphy
You can feed a real wild lioness in Virry VR. In turn, she may kiss or bite (a bit) or lick you. Check out for yourself. And our live cameras do catch the queen!
Vervet monkeys are awesome, you will have lots of fun giving them watermelon. © Ian D Murphy
Do you know who this is? Right, it is an aardvark. Live streams from the night cameras can catch even more of them!
White rhino, the second biggest terrestrial animal, are endangered as well. You can see how unbelievably cool they are. They can be found often in our live cams. © Ian D Murphy
Only Virry VR gives you the rare chance to see a Cheetah really up close, and even interact with him. © Ian D Murphy
Baboons are uncontrollable like bandits. Interact with them in Virry VR, and you will feel their wild energy. © Ian D Murphy
Virry VR's incredible technology is gripping and inspiring, taking the younger generation into the wild to learn first-hand about the importance of the natural world.
a board member of
TUSK, leading conservation
patroned by the Royal Family
Stanford VR Lab
I have seen thousands of spherical videos, and the footage from Virry VR is the most stunning nature scenes I have ever seen in any medium. Seeing a big Rhino, in its natural home, from the perspective of a mud puddle inches away, or having a Lion literally lick my face to test if I am edible, was among the coolest things I have done in VR to date. I predict this project will be a huge success in motivating people to learn more about nature and ecosystems.
Founding Director of
Virtual Human Interaction Lab
The Gorilla Organisation
In years gone by we envisioned an 'electronic safari' where people could encounter nature from afar so that wild animals could be left in peace. I’m happy to say that day has come.
Jillian Miller Founder
The Gorilla Organisation
CEO Virry, Fountain Digital Labs
Ian D Murphy
Director of Photography
CTO (Chief Technology Oficer)
UX / Brand Identity
Anil Aykan Barnbrook
UX / Brand Identity
Gail F. Melson, Ph.D
Professor Emerita in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Purdue University.
Critically Endangered Black Rhino