You all know YouTube, the big giant on the web entirely dedicated to videos. But have you ever wondered what was the first video uploaded on the platform?

Enterprise Hotel has discovered on the network that the first video uploaded to YouTube goes back to 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005. ME AT THE ZOO is the title of the video that Jawed Karim, one of the co-founders of the video-sharing site most used and displayed to the world, has chosen to inaugurate the new platform. A simple movie lasting 19 seconds featuring Karim in front of the elephants, professing his interest in theie “really, really, really long trunks”.

Click HERE is you’ve never seen the video.

“ME AT THE ZOO” 10s later

Afert 10 years since the first video on YouTube, Enterprise Hotel has decided to start a challenge to realize with you a new and original remake of ME AT THE ZOO.

Me At The Zoo @EnterpriseHotel

Take parte to the challenge is easy!


The video will be displayed on all the social networks of the hotel and will be broadcast during the cocktail party of Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Enterprise Hotel in Milan, which for the occasion will be celebrate the 10 years of intense activity of YouTube.

You just need to unleash your creativity and take the most original photo ever immortalizing your favorite animals. Real animals or simple plush or anything depicts an animal are accepted.

18 million were the views of the original video ME AT THE ZOO, let’s see how much will be appreciated your animals on YouTube. 😉

***We will consider all the photos uploaded on Instagram with the hashtag #meatthezoo2015, loaded by April 10, 2015***



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Milan, Italy

Opened in 2002, the Enterprise Hotel is the first 4 star superior design hotel in Milan. It'is the boutique hotel that best represents Milan’s creative and innovative spirit, with its ideal combination of inventive design and traditional efficiency.