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December 01, 2022

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Explore New Features on Nashville Zoo App

Enjoy virtual zookeepers, augmented reality, collectible coins and animal characters and more.

The brand-new version of the Nashville Zoo app is now available in both the Apple and Android stores. Powered by Blipd, LLC, this app provides guests with a unique experience through interactive features like virtual zookeepers, augmented reality, collectible coins and animal characters and more.

The newly updated app allows visitors to access six virtual zookeepers located at habitats throughout the Zoo. These virtual zookeepers can be accessed through the app or by scanning the QR code located at the habitat. Once the virtual zookeeper is accessed, guests will be provided on-demand information about the species they are visiting. Along with virtual zookeepers, virtual ecosystems are now accessible through the updated app. Step into an augmented reality and explore the African Savanna or Tropical Asia and learn facts about the multiple species within them.

One of the most anticipated new features of the app is the introduction of Paws Coins and collectible animal characters. This feature encourages guests to earn Paws Coins by using the app. Paws Coins can be collected by watching educational videos inside the app or collecting coins on pathways that are seen on the Zoo’s virtual map. Once Paws Coins are collected, guests can redeem them to receive a collectible animal character. As more Coins are collected, users can redeem them for treats, special animal enrichment or enhancements to the character’s habitat. Zoo guests can now receive their first collectible animal character for free, available for a limited time only.

The new version of the app can be viewed in English or Spanish and can be accessed by changing the language of the device.

For more information and to download the app, visit nashvillezoo.org.

 

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.