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World Book's World of Animals

  • iPad
  • Paid
  • age 5+
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About World Book's World of Animals

World Book's World of Animals is an Encyclopedia app kids can use to learn about and explore about 200 animals, both living and extinct. Each animal page contains photos and information including the animal's species, scientific name, weight, length, diet, habitat, predators, conservation status, and more. 

World Book's World of Animals is an excellent tool for research and exploration. Kids learn facts about many different animals, including their common and scientific names, type (mammal, reptile, etc.), size, number of newborn, lifespan, diet, and habitat. 

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Which animals have been shuttled into space? Which animals can detach their limbs to escape a predator's attack?
Which extinct mammal do scientists think they might be able to clone and bring back to life one day?
Find out all this and more in World Book’s World of Animals!

World Book's extraordinary educational app gives kids of all ages plenty of opportunities to explore, compare, rank, and quiz themselves on their favorite animals. This interactive app features hundreds of stunning pictures, videos and animal sounds, quick facts, encyclopedia articles, a captivating educational game, and more!

World of Animals excites learners with fun, factual information and rich multimedia on their favorite animals, from monkeys, giraffes, and penguins, to lesser-known creatures including axolotls, sugar gliders, and wetas. Not to mention prehistoric animals and dinosaurs!

Kids can browse the stunning gallery of animals, search for animals by name, or filter their favorites by category. Each animal gets its own profile page, featuring multimedia and quick facts about the animal's habitat, size, diet, lifespan, and conservation status along with fun facts, such as a honey bee's “waggle dance,” the length of time a cockroach can live without its head, and what makes a flamingo chick's gray feathers turn pink.

What's the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? A gorilla and an orangutan? What about a tiger and a saber-toothed cat? Kids take their understanding of animals further by analyzing the differences and similarities between animal species using the World of Animals' simple but powerful compare tool.

Which animals can live more than 100 years? What animal moves even slower than a tortoise? What is the largest animal that has ever lived? (Hint: It's not a dinosaur!) Rank animals to see how they stack up against each other in terms of weight, height, length, lifespan, land speed, and more. Order the animals from highest to lowest (or lowest to highest) and link back to the animal's profile for more information.

So now that you're an animal expert, find out how much you've learned by playing the entertaining "Guess Who!" game that highlights more than 500 animal facts.

Kids of all ages will be captivated by the World of Animals' fascinating array of information, dazzling images and videos, interactive compare and rank tools, and a game that's as fun as it is educational. Try it today!

Note: Please be patient while downloading as the app contains more than 100 videos.

Not ready to delve into the full World of Animals? Then try out the Lite version for free ( to get a small taste of what you’ll enjoy with the full version. We’re confident you’ll go wild for the full World of Animals!

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