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Pocket Penguins

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by California Academy of Sciences
     
 

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

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…  See more details below

Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

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.

Please note that this app depends largely on your wireless network's quality of service.

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940043888266
Publisher:
California Academy of Sciences
Publication date:
03/07/2012
Series:
NOOKapps Series
Version name:
2.0
Format:
NOOK App
File size:
35 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Sales rank:
23,094
Age Range:
4 Years
 
 
Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
URL:
http://www.calacademy.org/apps/penguins/feedback/
Email:
penguins-feedback@calacademy.org

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Pocket Penguins 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 558 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big deal if it's a bit fuzzy, it's syill free + an amazing app. I' ve always wanted to watch penguins in this kind of environment. Recommend it to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They should put this for every zoo,i think it would be neat to see a tiger run around in its encloser or a monkey swing around on ropes. They should include sound too. -Becca
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dare you to try to think of a funner, cuter, more unique and educational app for those of ALL AGES! My parents like it, my 4 yr old bro, likes it, and i like it coming from a tween girl. More apps like this should be created if you agree tap helpful at the bottom. Its like having a bunch of pet pengins. As i said before, get. It. Now. Y R U STILL READING!?? Please for the love of african penguins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All and all its a really great app the only thing is they should get a better camera i think they should do this on other zoo animals. I really do reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ahh, nothing like a morning swim. They really move fast in water! Yes, the video is a bit muggy, more so under water, but still fun to watch. I named one Li'l Zeal last night. He was on a constant move. It seemed like he was trying to get others to play, but alas, he had to do his wondring about by himself. I love penguins and its great to watch their antics. Although the live video is muggy, its still a joy to see them. They'll make you smile, even giggle - Enjoy! :-))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome app. I love watching them. When ever i feel down i just pull up this app an i get instant happiness. :) i agree the camera could be better, but since its a free app i really cant complain. Its awesome and brjngs happiness to me and my family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The idea behind this is great but it is too bad that they don't use a better camera. I have a great internet connection but the video on this app is quite poor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi, i love to see what penguins are doing. I think im going to research on them! Over all i think you should buy it, it may have fuzzy pictures but its a good deal for FREE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1st week I used this app the screen was black. Gave it one last try on Saturday morning and ...WaaLaa! I couldn't stop watching penquins zooming around their tank. Great pure entertainment for all. It would be interesting to have cameras streaming other animals' habitats included in this app. The user could then select the animal of interest. Plus, I could carry the whole zoo around with my NOOK Tablet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best app ever, so cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant see real good but i think its pretty cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They are so cute so what if the camera is fuzzy its barely even fuzzy u can still see them. Click yes if u think there should be other cameras on other animals like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE,LOVE, LOVE THIS APP !!!!!!!! If you are having trouble seeing due to "grainy" feed, try watching between 9 am to 7 pm California time. I live in Louisville, KY & I have to remember that I am 3 hrs. ahead of these little darlin's. Also, if you can toon in about 3 pm PST, that's when they usually get fed and even my cats gather around the screen watching them fly through the water for the food. I'm almost ashamed to admit I spent 2 hrs watching 3 of them play tag, zipping through the rock & catching an occasional one dive in from the higher focks. California Academy of Sciences, PLEASE try to include more exhibit areas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best ap idea ever. So sad the camera is so grainy, but 5 star for being free. Need more aps like this!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its a little pixilated.not exactly hd, but hey, its free! So adorable. Hit yes if penguins RULE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its great. ITS A LITTLE BLURRYBUT WHO CARES? ITS ALSO FREE? =D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very cool. It is addicting to watch and hearing the live fedd ofvquestions from the guests to the penguin scientist was awesome. I highly recommend this to anyone. And yes, i agree, this type of app should be put in zoos showcasing different animals too! Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This app is great!! I really like how you can look at the pinguins under and above water. There should be more apps like this, and it is good that it is free! If you don' t have it, get it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey love it great app! Needs internet though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This app is so cool! It is nice to just watch the penguins in their enclosure and forget the world. The 3 camera choice of main, underwater, and biologist is a nice perk. Plus, it is free. This is the first app I go to when I turn on my nook so that says it all! Only one complaint, wish camera resolution was a bit better. B&N, offer more zoo webcam apps please, they are fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So what if it is fuzzy? These are the cutest penguins I've ever seen. Penguins are cute even when they are fuzzy. Although, I would like the camera to work better. - Anonymous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This app looked so cute, considering my love for penguins. But there was one problem. It took a long time to install. Well problem fixed. All you have to do is archive a few apps that you don't use that often. It worked for me. Well problem solved! Thanks for reading my review! Good luck! ~Emma~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooooooooo cute i think im dyin of cuteness here!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We need Temple Run! Rate as good so we can get it on Nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw a peguin do a handstand. So funny. If you are into zoos and animals this is the app for you. ENJOY!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS APP!!! YA! YA! YA!