Petting Zoo by C. Niemann 4+

Animated animal picture book

Fox and Sheep GmbH

    • 4.7 • 548 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.

If you experience any trouble with the App or have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us any time: 
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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

4.7 out of 5
548 Ratings

548 Ratings

rosielunajuni ,

I am ten and I still like this game

I love this game it is way better than just sitting there bored and sad spice it up a little bit by playing this game you need a little bit of a laugh and you will get it from this game I had this game since I was two. This is to the people who made this game: I think this is the best game ever I am a supporter for you guys thank you for making this game.I hope you will download this game guys Bye ✌️ bye

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for your lovely words 💗. We are very happy to hear that you are still having fun with our Zoo app! We hope to hear from you again when you turn 18 😁. Best wishes from Berlin 🦊 🐑

Galfromdownunder ,

Better than a fidget spinner

You can even “spin” some of the animals! On the iPhone you can unfortunately activate the notifications dock while swiping down or up, which abruptly returns you to the stress of your life momentarily, but it’s not s dealbreaker - the margin is calibrated wide enough for that to be an occasional fluff. Christof, how about a big/kid quasi-CHOMP version where you can upload images of say, to replace the animal face, and then you get to duke it out with them? 😉

Raeklusse ,

Petting Zoo Review

I think it is a very whimsical and cute program, and I know it took a lot of time and programming, BUT I think it could be a little longer. Being not so very long I do not feel the need to return anytime soon. But I think it was delightful and I would like to spend more time with it. I am an adult and my attention span is perhaps longer YET kids also, once they know it, do they return to it? I would be interested to know. Congratulations on the interactivity. Very sweet. Great designs. Very intuitive. Bravo!

Maryl Simpson

App Privacy

The developer, Fox and Sheep GmbH, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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