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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

Extremely Creative

This petting zoo could occupy a kid's (or adult's) mind and busy fingers for a long time. The animations, the interactive play (which I tried long and hard to discover EVERY possible gesture driven action and probably still missed some) and especially the transitions (so cool) and music (also affected by the gestures) are a beautiful collaborative work of art. So simple a toddler can enjoy, yet so clever and visually stimulating, any adult would enjoy as well. This is likely the least expensive and most diverse, mobile, safe, and hygienic petting zoo one will ever find.


is beautiful. I am not a parent, I am a fifteen year old guy, and I am completely and utterly entertained by this little gem. I always download the Apps of the Week, even if I don't think I'll like one, and after the barrage of Toca Boca apps, (nothing wrong with them, just app of the week. A LOT.) I was thinking, "Oh jeez, another five minute kids game..." I was right. It only took about five minutes. Five minutes of pure joy, that is. I love it. It would be cool to see more animals in future updates. Nice job, guys!

Fun for any age

It's fun to try to exhaust all the possible interactions you can have with the brilliant and simply elegant creatures on each page. I will keep this app available to share with youngsters and oldsters alike! Also, thanks to the App Store for putting this on the main page as a suggestion/ app of the week /month/year. I hope they do another one!

Petting Zoo - Animal Animations
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Nov 26, 2013
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 37.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: 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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