Petting Zoo by C. Niemann 4+

Animated animal picture book

Fox and Sheep GmbH

    • 4.6 • 141 Ratings
    • £3.99



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.

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About Fox & Sheep:
We are a Studio in Berlin and develop high quality apps for kids at the age of 2-8 years. We are parents ourselves and work passionately and with a lot of commitment on our products. We work with the best illustrators and animators around the world to create and present the best apps possible – to enrich the lives of our and your kids.

What’s New

Version 1.9

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

We have fixed some bugs and optimized the App. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

revrobuk ,

Two users and counting!

I can’t remember how I found this app but I got it about five or six years ago for my granddaughter when she was two. She loved playing with it more than any other app and I didn’t hesitate to pay for the full version.

Obviously, as time has passed by, it got played with less and less but then along came my grandson and it is his favourite app! He’s two now and so I expect him to be giggling along with the antics of those animals for a long time yet; he particularly likes the lion getting his mane dried and the cat being slapped by the butterfly.

The yellow and black icon is also quite distinctive and that makes it really easy for him to find.

SmithyLuvsFalci ,

Zoo review by Jenny Smith

Petting zoo is the perfect app for me because I love animals. I loved the bit when the giraffe licked the screen and when the tiger chased the butterfly. The best bit is when the meerkat comes out of the cup and it gargles! I found that really funny! I would recommend this app for 3-10+ children who love funny animal TV shows

Developer Response ,

What a lovely review 😍 thank you so much!

caitiecat53 ,

Awesome animation!

C. Niemann really did well with the animation! Lots of talent! I’m 14 and I still love this app. I love how abstract and creative the animation and creatures are! It inspires me a lot! I’ve been playing this since I was very little. Definitely recommend for those with a quirky or imaginative mind! Thanks for this game!!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your lovely words 💗. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our ZOO app! Keep on having fun! Best wishes from Berlin 🦊 🐑

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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