Best Animal Games for Kids

Kids love animals. And these great video games let them do everything from care for virtual pets to go on a scuba diving adventure. This list of games for Xbox, PS4, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC, and more will appeal to any creature-loving kid, from dog and cat lovers to safari enthusiasts alike. You can start a zoo, become a vet, or even join a wolf pack from your own living room. All the fun with none of the fur to clean up -- what's not to like? For more animal fun on the go, be sure to check out our list of animal-lover apps for mobile.

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Little Touch: Animal Dance Game Poster Image
Introduces motor skills, rhythm, and animals.
Platforms: Little Touch LeapPad
(2003)
(2003)
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Bob the Builder: Can-Do Zoo Game Poster Image
Help zoo animals in educational downloadable game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
(2008)
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Animal Genius Game Poster Image
Seamlessly incorporates learning into fun gaming.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
(2008)
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Endless Ocean Game Poster Image
Engaging scuba-diving simulation with no danger.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
(2008)
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Fantastic Pets Game Poster Image
Kinect-enabled sim brings pets into the living room.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Super Animal Genius Game Poster Image
Explore the animal world through fun games and quizzes.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
(2013)
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A Bird Story Game Poster Image
Short but emotionally powerful story told without words.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
(2014)
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Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition Game Poster Image
Educational safari game has a strong conservation theme.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Nintendogs + Cats Game Poster Image
Super pet sim adds cats, 3D, and other new features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
(2011)
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Pet Vet 3D: Wild Animal Hospital Game Poster Image
Kids heal sick African animals in easy vet sim.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
(2007)
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SimAnimals Game Poster Image
You play as the hand of nature in this fabulous forest sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2009)
(2009)
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Game Poster Image
Cute town sim about friendship and spending virtual money.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
(2013)
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Fish Tycoon Game Poster Image
An excellent aquarium simulation game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Windows
(2006)
(2006)
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Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Game Poster Image
Cute role-playing adventure with farming at its core.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Kinect Nat Geo TV Game Poster Image
Nature-themed interactive TV software puts kids in the show.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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Mekazoo Game Poster Image
Fun arcade side-scrolling platformer for young and old.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
(2016)
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Star Stable Game Poster Image
Girls can ride, care for horses; game missing many features.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Viva Pinata (Xbox 360) Game Poster Image
Amazing ecosystem simulation is full of eye-candy.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2006)
(2006)
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Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise Game Poster Image
Portable ecosystem as lush as the console version.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
(2008)
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World of Zoo Game Poster Image
Spectacular virtual zoo lets kids get creative with animals.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2009)
(2009)
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Zoo Vet Game Poster Image
Kids heal animals in a virtual zoo.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
(2005)
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Zoo Tycoon 2 Game Poster Image
An outstanding zoo simulation game!
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
(2004)
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Zoo Tycoon Game Poster Image
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
(2013)
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WolfQuest Game Poster Image
Start your own wolf pack in this realistic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
(2007)
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Spore Game Poster Image
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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Disney Animal Kingdom Explorers Game Poster Image
Social game has positive habitat conservation message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
(2012)
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