As the AR model is produced, you will see the life-sized animal avatar in your space (when viewed through phone's camera). The model's size can be increased/decreased and it also produces sounds, like the real animal, to give a complete experience to the viewer.
Here's what the AR model would look like
It’s AR of the tiger!
If you’ve got an AR-enabled phone, you can now bring select animals right into your space for a safari (or safe snuggle) with Search. pic.twitter.com/kWpudETgeq
Only select phones will be able to use this feature
Now, before you go rushing to try this feature, do note that it only works on ARCore-ready Android phones and ARKit-ready iPhones.
Beyond that, the device in question also needs to have support for effective motion tracking, which combines camera image with motion sensor, as well as a "powerful enough CPU" to perform "effective real-time calculations."
Several use-cases possible with AR in Search
The AR Search feature can be a handy tool to teach your kids about various animals.
However, beyond homes, the feature can be employed in schools to give students a better idea of animals.
Google also has plans to expand this capability for things like reproducing musculature models or shopping products, so that you can have a close look at products before buying them.