The Smithsonian National Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country. Need evidence? They have pandas. And now in addition to these giant, hard to breed, black and white bears, it also has an official iPhone app.

What does it do?

Gives you a digital guide to the zoo, teaches you all about its animal residents, and gives you plenty of neat information.


Why do we like it?

The animal kingdom is fascinating. And if you don't have a good zoo in your city, you can still experience one from your smartphone. See highlights from tours on the grounds. Learn about events you can go to. Find out facts about animals from the diet of a bearded lizard to the sleeping habits of a bengal tiger, and much more. You don't even have to go to DC, but if you make it there, you'll already have a guide on your iPhone.

Smithsonian's National Zoo

Download this app for:

The Best:

Panda cam

The Worst:

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