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Petting Zoo - Animal Animations

By Fox and Sheep GmbH

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21 beautifully animated animals. Full of surprises, wit and quirky animations!
"A wonderful App for all ages!" "Absolutely adorable" — USA TODAY
Over 1 million downloads!

From acclaimed author and illustrator Christoph Niemann comes this interactive picture book. Swipe and tap the 21 animals and be surprised at how they react. This app combines the charm of hand made animations and Niemann's wry humor with state of the art technology. What would an elephant in your bathroom do? Can a dog breakdance? A storybook app unlike all others!


• 21 hand-drawn animales with suprising and great animations
• Playful, musical sounds for each animal
• Fun for all ages, from infants to adults
• No english required; animals don't speak english


"Moms and dads will likely find that the app’s interface is not just fun for the kids, but also enjoyable for adults as well." — WIRED

"Absolutely adorable" — USA TODAY

"A Quirky and absolutely charming app" — CNET 5/5

"Fizzing with character, craft, and humor" — THE GUARDIAN

"An alligator’s teeth become guitar strings, an octopus’s arms serve as a mandolin. It’s adorable, goofy, and immensely entertaining." — FASTCOMPANY

"Possibly the loveliest app you'll download this week/month/year." — CREATIVEREVIEW

“Four little thumbs-up in my household for this one.” — KOTTKE

"Petting Zoo is one of those rare apps that brings out the kid in all of us." — MACLIFE

Please also check out our other great Apps for kids:

„NIGHTY NIGHT“ - is the perfect App for a daily go-to-sleep ritual with lovely animals, sweet music and great narration.

„LITTLE FOX MUSIC BOX“ – is a sing-along songbook with more than 100 interactive elements in 3 songs and the little fox music studio where you can record your own songs.

If you experience any trouble with the App or have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us any time: 
We´d love to help you out. Please also mention your device version and your iOS version.
Please also visit our website for more information and support.

What's New in Version 1.3

Minor Bugfixes
New automated tutorial
New Icon

Have you seen our other great apps for kids?

Little Fox Music Box
Nighty Night - Bedtime Story
Northpole - Animal Adventures


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Customer Reviews

Not really a game but great fun!

This app is excellently animated, you touch pictures of animals and they move and do things. You can tap or drag (which I didn't realise on the first few pictures) some animals do more than others.
There's a mix of all animated and real life items with creatures on. Such as bath tubs and apples.

I'm 34 and love it, don't let the recommended age put you off. I like the chameleon which is made of blocks that can be tapped or dragged and they turn over to make different colours, then tap it's eye and it turns back to a solid colour, and the crocodile who's teeth go up,down and side to side when tapping each one. I found it fun to get each tooth to the same action then tapping them all quickly in succession. It's a good stress buster.

The only problem I have is that when you turn the app off and start it up again, you start at animal one instead of where you left off and it's a hassle to skip through to get to the point you were at.

I'm looking forward to updates with more animations.

Petting zoo

Brilliant for children aged 2+ as it is really engaging full of lots of things to do. Also it stimulates the younger brains as it not only has lots if interactivity but there are lots of ways to learn via this app for example learning new animals and learning new skills such as being able to use an iPhone at such young ages
Overall defo recommend as although its not very long it can be played for hours


I got this app a couple weeks ago when i went round my friends house, her little sister is 4 so i let her go on my iPad and i bought this game for her. She was delighted with it and was entertained for ages, now here's the twist of the story........ about two days later i came home and went on my iPad, because i had forgot to delete the app I had a look at it... funny enough had had been playing on it for hours and hours after i saw just that first one! It may sound a bit stupid but its true!!!

Thank you for inventing such a fun and amusing game!

From Nicole Halliwell
Age 10

P.S my favourite one was the Giraffe because it really made me laugh and I liked the way it licks the screen :)

Petting Zoo - Animal Animations
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £1.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 26 November 2013
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 37.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Developer: Fox and Sheep GmbH
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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