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Pocket Penguins

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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 1.1

• iOS 7 compatibility
• Optimized for iPhone 5
• Performance enhancements

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Customer Reviews

I love this app!!!

Seriously... Cute warning! It is so awesome getting to see these creatures on my phone whenever I want... I love it! But I think they should put a night vision version so you can see underwater and main at night. It's a bit hard... You know sorta dark. But overall you got me glued to my screen to see what penguin goes where and does what. My advice is to get this app, penguin lovers and animal lover alike. Get it!!! And please add the night vision camera or something! I'd love to watch the penguins when I go to bed! Thank you though, for such a great app!!!!! Keep up the great work... If I had the money if donate!!! Goodbye!!!
Allons-y as the 10th doctor would say, allons-y!!!

I love this app

I love how I can watch my favorite animal at any time of day. It makes me smile even when I'm sad. Just wish they had more camera angles. Because I see penguins in the far back left corner going down a hallway and I can't see them anymore. So it would be awesome if they would add another camera. This is also a really good educational app too. I give this a 5/5 it's the most perfect app in the world.

Love this app so much!

Major cute warning! It's pretty neat watching the Penguins in action. I agree with another reviewer that some sort of night vision camera would be a nice addition. Sometimes it's too dark to see anything, especially at night. Def. get this app. Lots of fun!

Pocket Penguins
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 31.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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