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Pocket Penguins

By California Academy of Sciences

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Warning: Cute alert! Pocket Penguins, streaming in real-time from the California Academy of Sciences, provides an intimate view into our live African penguin exhibit. Watch the birds swim, dive, flirt, nest and relax from any one of three live webcams. Listen in as Academy biologists answer questions from visitors during meal time, daily at 10:30am and 3:00pm PST.

The Academy's penguins are part of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's Species Survival Program, aimed at conserving this species in the wild. African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) live off the coast of South Africa and Namibia. In 2010, the International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the species as endangered, or at very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Disclaimer: Please note that this app depends largely on your wireless network’s quality of service and data rates may apply. A Wi-Fi connection is recommended.

What's New in Version 2

We’ve created a more modern and beautiful UI, and made updates to our video streaming service.


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Customer Reviews

Very entertaining!

This app is a great time to pass time. I enjoy watching what the Penguins do every day.
To any of you who are confused, this a a camera filming a penguin habitat. The "feed" button is to donate money to help care for the Penguins. This is not a video game, and you can't dump fish into the domain by pressing "feed". Overall, this app is greatly entertaining, and I recommend it to any animal lover out there. 5/5!


It had cute Penguins in all three sections: main, underwater, and biogest. It got kinda boring after 5mins. It says that you can feed the Penguins, but when you click the button an ad to donate to the California Sciences Collage pops up. I was very disappointed, I thought this app was going to be much better! I love animals and it's like you can't see them everyday right in your backyard! I deleted this app right away.

So much fun!

Watch the Penguins swim around and interact with one another in their habitat at the Academy. You can even watch when the biologist comes out and feeds them while also teaching the audience about the Penguins twice a day, every day!

Pocket Penguins
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2
  • Size: 100 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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