If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, you know there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as seeing wild animals in their natural environment. For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to live on a nature reserve where you can watch animals all day, Leopard TV is an innovative app that attempts to bring the action straight to your phone. It’s the closest thing you’ll get to experiencing wildlife in person.
Once installed, you’ll be prompted to subscribe to the app for a fee of $2 a month. Every subscriber gets a song by Rudi Classe and Corlia Botha for free and access to all the exclusive features of the app such as the live camera and new animal videos every week. It’s a real bargain considering the quality of the content you get inside.
The app gives users with an inside look at the Shayamanzi Ranch of the Waterberg mountains in South Africa, which is home a group of endangered cats. You can tap on the “live camera” option in home screen to view a live feed from one of the many cameras positioned inside the facility. There’s also an option to view pre-recorded clips from the past and an online store that sells songs and other cool items.
Not only can you watch these majestic leopards in their natural environment, but you can also learn about each one of them through the app’s simplistic interface. Professor J. du P. Bothma, formerly of the University of Pretoria, provides much of the information about these cats, which adds a layer of authenticity and learning to the whole experience.
Leopard TV is available as a free download in the Google play store for devices running Android 4.0 and up.