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Pocket Zoo with Live Animal Cams
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Pocket Zoo allows kids to watch animals via live webcams from zoos across the world. With photos, animal facts, and animal sounds, Pocket Zoo provides a wealth of information in a portable way that's appropriate for any age. The app offers the option of sending email photos of animals or Twitter messages through the app, so parents might want to disable these options before handing over the phone.
Is it any good?
POCKET ZOO is a wonderful idea: aggregating live animal webcams from zoos all over the world into one app, and then using a map interface to make it feel like wandering around a zoo. The app is appropriate for any age, although younger children might need a little help maneuvering in the app at first. While viewing the webcams, there's even a button to take a snapshot in case kids see something interesting, or flag that a camera is not working. It can't compare to being at a real zoo, of course, but it may be the next best thing.
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