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.

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What’s New

Version 3.10

Optimizations for new iPhones

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

chelledlion ,

Love it

I love this app because my one year old loves watching the penguins so much. Every time we turn it on he gets so excited he claps. It’s better than him watching cartoons, and it’s like we go to the zoo every day. Also love that we can hear when they have the Q and A with the people twice a day, we learn something every time. The only time we don’t like the app is when it’s not streaming.

johnbayesa ,

Fantastic idea

What a great idea. I love this app.
I do wish I could see a bit more of the water so we could catch a glimpse of some swimming penguins.
Edit: I just realize you can tap the screen for underwater view. I wish I could give 6 stars.

The Faj ,


Great job. Love the Apple TV app too.
Small suggestion would be push notifications when the feedings are about to begin. If it’s the same time everyday, they could just be local timed reminder notifications. Cheers! 🐧❤️

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