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Pocket Zoo with Live Animal Cams

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See animals from around the world without leaving home.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Pocket Zoo has a fairly intuitive interface: you can select from a list of all the animals, or use the "map" page, which is designed to look like a zoo map and has illustrations of all the animals included. There is also a list of just the animals with webcams.

Violence & scariness

Some facts about endangered species in text.

Sexy stuff
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In the "more" section of the app, there is a link to the Pocket Zoo Etsy store.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:August 26, 2010
Publisher:Tiny Hearts
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.0 or later

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Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck September 2, 2010

Visit a zoo, in your bedroom.

You get tons of animals to view and learn about. I was interested in this app because of all the cameras, and they were nice.
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