Make New Animals
Switch Zoo Online is the center of the site. You can visit nine different habitats and make new animals in each. While you play, you can read facts about each of the animals in your current combination. Learn more about the animals by reading their Profiles in the Resources section.
Learn how to make new animals in Switch Zoo by taking the Guided Tour: Make New Animals. It's a hands-on, step-by-step guide so you will make animals while you learn!
You can also click
the How To button on the fence to open the hidden How to Play panel and
find out about everything you can do in the zoo.
Build an Online Habitat
Choose animals and match them to the environment best suited for their survival. A compatibility meter and a thermometer help you determine how compatible the environment is, and the animals will prompt you with clues, and sometimes complaints!
Build a Biome
Build six of world's biomes by choosing the right plants, animal, temperature range and precipitation for each. Win a postcard for each biome you build. Become a Biome Master by building all six biomes: Arctic tundra, taiga, deciduous forest, grass savanna, tropical rainforest, and arid desert.
Switch Zoo Puzzles
Try your hand at solving these jigsaw puzzles and sliding puzzles while the images on the pieces are changing! The puzzles feature some of the surprising animals who inhabit Switch Zoo. Use the timer to measure your speed.
Where Do I Live?
You are the Animal Relocation Officer in charge of a major rescue operation. 78 animals have been rescued from smugglers and it's up to you to return each of them to their home continent or ocean. Your Animal Homing Device will help you sort out the animals so they can be safely returned to their homes.
Feeding Time at Switch Zoo
How much do you know about what animals eat? Put your knowledge of animals' diets to the test in three fun and educational games.
You may be good at recognizing the sounds that animals make, but can you recognize them when they're singing? Here's your chance to find out! Listen to songs performed by the Switch Zoo Critter Chorus and see if you can identify all of the animals you hear.
Catch the Moment
Give wildlife photography a shot in this challenging game. Spot animals in the jungle, use your mouse and keyboard to bring the picture into focus, then click your mouse to take the photo.