Me at the zoo

Me at the zoo

Me at the zoo is the first ever YouTube video uploaded by YouTube's co-founder Jawed Karim to his Jawed account on Saturday, April 23, 2005 8:27PM. The video was filmed by YouTuber Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo around the elephant section. In 2008 when the annotation feature was added Jawed posted an annotation stating "can you hear the goat? MEEEEEEEEEEEH!!" on the video.


(At the elephant section at the San Diego Zoo)

  • JAWED KARIM: [1]All right so here we are at the uh... elephants. (turns around and looks at the elephants behind him) Cool thing about these guys is that these guys is that, is that they have really, really, really long um...trunks...and that's..that's cool. (an annotation appears onscreen[2]] Jawed turns around and looks at the elephants again) And that's pretty much all there is to say.


  1. Annotation 1: This clip had never been publicly been shown before --- until, of course, it was publicly shown.
  2. Annotation 2: can you hear the goat?

Response from public

The video has gotten mixed responses from many YouTubers. Many have given positive responses, recognizing the video as an important part of YouTube's history. However many others have commented that the video is terrible expecting much more from the first video.


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