A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Tapping is all you need to do in this interactive dinosaur app.
Violence & Scariness
One of the dinosaurs violently snaps at where kids tap on the screen, and is accompanied by a potentially frightening roar.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dinosaur Zoo is an educational interactive encyclopedia app that gives kids the opportunity to play with six dinosaurs, poking at them or feeding them. The dinosaurs respond where the screen was tapped by snapping, eating, or making noise. The app also gives information on the dinosaurs including size, weight, body structure, diet, where and when they lived, and other paleontological notes. Kids can visit the zoo map and jump to specific dinosaurs, or they can page through the dinosaurs from the interactive screen.
Is It Any Good?
DINOSAUR ZOO has six starting dinosaurs that represent a good selection of dino types including carnivore, herbivore, flying, land, and aquatic varieties. Though there are only six dinosaurs for now, others will be added in the future, as shown by the "Coming Soon" crates on the zoo map. Only having a few creatures now limits the app's functionality and enjoyment, however. But being able to interact with the dinosaurs -- especially the ones you can feed -- keeps kids' interest.
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