The location where "Me at the zoo" was filmed

Filming Location in San Diego, California

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Me at the zoo: Filming Location

This is the location where "Me at the zoo" was filmed.

It is situated on the southern side of the elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California.

To find the exact location, you can use the coordinates that are listed in the "Directions" section below.

"Me at the zoo" was the first video uploaded to YouTube. It was recorded by the company's co-founder, Jawed Karim, on April 23rd, 2005.

At the time, the website had only recently launched its new upload feature.

The video is unremarkable, as Karim delivers a short, aimless talk about elephants:

"All right, so here we are in front of the elephants. The cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks, and that's cool. And that's pretty much all there is to say."

Karim was more interested in testing YouTube's new upload function than creating an educational masterpiece about elephants.

When he stood in front of the enclosure that Saturday, he had no idea that he was about to record a video that would eventually be seen by millions of people around the world.

Since then, the clip has become an important part of Internet history, racking up more than 250 million views and 12 million likes in the process.

In November 2006, Karim and his fellow co-founders, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion.

Over the years, the platform has continued to grow in popularity.

It is estimated that more than two billion people use YouTube on a monthly basis, making it the second-most visited website in the world.

Me at the zoo filming location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, California, CA 92101, USA


To view directions on how to get there, you can use the Google Maps shortcut below:

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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the enclosure are:

32.736752, -117.150873


"Me at the zoo" was filmed at the "Urban Jungle" section of the San Diego Zoo. To find the exact location, you will need to use the coordinates above.


Photos of the enclosure and other related images.


Me at the zoo

This aerial image of the zoo highlights the area where Karim was standing when he recorded the video.

As you can see, it is on the southern side of the "Urban Jungle."

Google Street View

Street View

This Google Street View image of the enclosure was captured in June 2009.

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