Make and Play


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.

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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!

HelpYou 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 HabitatBuild an Online Habitat
In this educational game, you can 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! Reach 100 percent compatibility to see surprise animations.

Switch Zoo Animals on Animated Puzzles!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?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 ZooFeeding 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.

Feeding time for a yellow-billed storkPlease DO Feed the Animals
It's always feeding time at Switch Zoo, and we need YOU to sort the animals by diet type to feed them the right food.

Scavengers HuntScavengers Hunt
Can you spot a scavenger in a crowd? Find out by choosing scavengers and non-scavengers from groups of animals. You may be surprised... animals are not always what they seem.

Meerkat Grab-a SnackMeerkat Grab-a-Snack
Score points by catching insects, worms, scorpions and other meerkat delicacies when they pop out of holes in the ground.

Sound MatchSound Match
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 MomentCatch the Moment
Give wildlife photography a shot in this challenging game from Animal Planet. Spot animals in the jungle, use your mouse and keyboard to bring the picture into focus, then click your mouse to take the photo.