What’s black, white and left red-faced when its baby sneezes? Giant pandas might be YouTube gold, but as the face of the world’s endangered species problem they have a more important role to fill.
A gold mine of information about nature and some of its most endangered inhabitants, WWF Together is an app that’s here to teach us about these majestic, if not graceful creatures. Because, with the giant panda population having doubled over the past 35 years as a result of the WWF’s efforts, it’s never too late to start caring.
The beauty of the app lies in its detailed descriptions. The first-hand stories of those who’ve come face-to-face with the world’s most endangered animals are truly moving, while the vivid images and high quality videos of exotic animals around the world can’t help but raise a smile.
It’s not just about playing up the “aww” factor though. An app that covers the big issues in an accessible, engaging way, it explains why certain animals such as gorillas, elephants and orang-utans are in their current predicaments.
Like all the best educational tools, WWF Together makes learning fun. Interesting facts and stories are locked behind mini games that require you to become involved in these animals’ stories.
Want to know the maximum sprint speed of a jaguar? First you’ll have to race against it with your iPhone. Ever been curious about what tigers see at night? Here you can look through the eyes of the big cat and compare what they see to your own view of the world.
The developers have also added small surprises at the end of each section. Think of it as a small token of gratitude, something to reward your interest in learning more about endangered animals. What kind of surprises, you ask? There’s only one way to find out…