What Animal Are You?—Google’s Doodle for Earth Day 2015

Dr. Jane Goodall may be a whooping crane, but what are you?

Edward Norton. Image via Flickr User David Brossard

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. To celebrate this well-intentioned day of days, Edward Norton found out he is a pangolin. Jared Leto—a wooly mammoth.

Clicking on today’s Google Doodle brings users to an “Earth Day: Which Animal Are You? Quiz,” where they are matched by personality and preference with a fuzzy, ferocious, slippery, or possibly even extinct spirit animal. The quiz, which uses advanced algorithms and biometric technology, has been vouched for by Google as, “totally scientific and 1000% accurate.”

Image via Google

Jokes aside, Google hopes that forming a soul-bond with an exotic animal will inspire people to take action on Earth Day. Through April, Google will match donations up to $20,000 to organizations such as the Jane Goodall Institute, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, World Wildlife Fund, WildAid, Zoological Society of London, and Virunga Fund. Every dollar you donate to one of these foundations will essentially have double the impact on our lovable planet earth.

As the old saying goes, make like a cuttlefish and pulsate your lateral fins on over to Google to find your truest self, or invest in the environment for Earth Day 2015.

Represent! Image via Google


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