They even offer a boat ride to take you past several land and aquatic animals to give you a firsthand experience with these magnificent beasts. The penguins rest against a rocky outcropping for a natural effect, while the polar bear exhibit boasts three different viewing levels, so you can see them wherever they are.
This zoo has an entire enclosure dedicated to family pets like turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs, and so much more. The Desert House is completely devoted to reptiles, birds, and a variety of plants that will leave your mouth watering as you imagine what a great exhibit it would make in your very own zoo.
You could dive into Indonesia, China, or even the Tundra as you travel through temples and learn about worldly cultures in a single zoo. The coolest feature for guest viewing is the hanging bridge that is suspended over tons of greenery that will set your heart on fire.
You can watch as these flightless birds zip through the water with ease or hop around on the rocky beach that was made for them. The orangutan exhibit has a ton of ropes delicately designed for superb play, which will make any virtual child's day.
You won't be disappointed as this zoo jumpstarts your creative juices and has you creating things you never knew you were capable of making. They also have an awesome walk that takes you through the seal exhibit, as well as a large elephant and giraffe enclosure that gives you the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures from every angle.
It should also be noted that the Mongolian Steppe Exhibit showcases a wide variety of animals uniquely, as camels and cattle are allowed to roam the waterways and alternate terrain at will. The wetland area is also unique, as it literally places you in waterways and transports you through a variety of slatted walkways.
This is something you will have to have in your zoo and with a little ingenuity and creative thinking, you might even be able to make it bigger and better than they predict the construction project to be in real life. Florida is known for their gators and this zoo doesn't disappoint as the Everglades exhibit has a glass tunnel where these aquatic predators can swim directly over you.
It also features several open field designs for their exhibits, so instead of playing up the decor, their primary focus is on the animals and their happiness in terms of surface area in their enclosure. She enjoys starting fires in her kitchen and collecting pins when she's not writing for Valet, Inc, as an Organic List Writer.
It was recently a part of the community challenge so many players had fun working toward the common goal of breeding and releasing these monsters back into the wild. Guests love the power it has in its trunk, and it helps that there are up to fifteen in a single habitat.
They will also breed until they die and their relationships are not monogamous, so you are sure to have a few little elephants joining the herd before too long. They are native to an Island called Borneo, and the game hopes to educate you about them by giving them a high guest rating of 6,600 to 7,000.
They can be a bit tricky when it comes to their climbing needs, but they are well worth the hassle as guests flock their habitat. They are fun to watch in the game as well as they climb the apparatuses you put up and entertain guests with their unique behaviors.
This critically endangered species is another popular animal in the game as it receives average ratings of 6,800 to 7,000. The only problem with this species is that their food costs quite a bit of money, so make sure to watch your finances the more lions you obtain.
The Indian Elephant was a very close pick for fourth place in the most popular animal competition, but it came up a little short with an average rating of 6,300 to 7,000. We guess this makes up for the lack of reputation in a way, and it's a great way to quickly earn conservation credits, but overall they are considered a bust.
It seems they are always growing ill at the slightest disease risk and every time you look, one of the females is giving birth to more offspring. You have to monitor them closely, and it can be quite a hassle in bigger zoos where more reputable animals need your care.
They are great for starting a zoo, but once you have successfully hit the ground running, it is best to sell these creatures off. The Common Warthog might be one of the least popular animals among guests, but they are great for players starting a new zoo.
They are not pretty to look at and their habitat definitely smells, but their offspring are worth a decent amount of conservation credits. The Okapi does reproduce every 16 months, but their stress levels tend to be higher as they are shy, which could cause you some issues down the road.
She enjoys starting fires in her kitchen and collecting pins when she's not writing for Valet, Inc, as an Organic List Writer. Updated December 12th, 2020 by Meg Pellucid: Planet has been delivering on plenty of zoos -sim fun for over a year now and the game has released multiple DLC packs since its launch that add new and exciting animals, with the most recent being the Aquatic Pack that released this very month.
Of course, the addition of more animals means that there are even more species that can share enclosures and earn an interspecies enrichment bonus for doing so. Colombian White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys were introduced in the South America Pack DLC, alongside four other new animals.
Koalas were added as part of the Australia Pack that is available for an additional price and adds a total of five new animals, as well as new scenery, challenges and more. Koalas pair nicely with Red Kangaroos, though technically they don't share a suitable biome.
Koalas need a climbing area of 20 m² and also need the temperature to be 842 , while kangaroos need a temperature of 1240 , which can easily be accommodated for both. They only require 370 square meters of land, have a quick maturation period at one and a half years, and a short gestation of eight months.
The Giant Anteater was one of the five animals added as part of the South America pack DLC, as well as additional new scenery pieces too. This animal is more than happy to share its enclosure with Colombian White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys (also from the South America pack) and Baird's Tapirs.
Plains Zebra are a major jump from Pronghorn Antelope in that they receive bonuses when paired with seven other species; the African Buffalo, Black Wildebeest, Common Ostrich, Common Warthog, Reticulated Giraffe, Sable Antelope, and Springbok. These factors cause them to rank low as they require a large space, have small herds, and take a while to breed.
They’re better than Plains Zebra because they require a smaller area of 425 square meters, have larger herds of 36, a two-year maturation and a small gestation period of 6 months. With this animal you’ll have a larger herd in no time and a profitable breeding system up and running quickly.
Eight is the most bonuses any animal will receive and the Reticulated Giraffe ranks lowest in that group for a few reasons. The first is that they require a massive enclosure of 1,306 square meters, the largest on this list, they do have a large herd size of 44 and males aren’t as likely to fight as other species.
But they have a four-year maturation and a whopping 15-month gestation period meaning it takes a while to build a herd and start selling the offspring. The land requirement isn’t too crazy at 450 square meters, but they offer a measly 11 herd size.
One advantage is that almost half the group can be male without too much issue, they have a short one-and-a-half-year maturation, and a nine-month gestation isn’t too bad. The only reason they don’t rank higher is that they have a five-year maturation period which can be painfully slow when you need to turn a profit with them.
Their land requirement is a decent 425 square meters, and they have healthy herds of 35 with a convenient mix of male and female. Any African multispecies enclosure you build should have these great animals as they can generate a steady amount of offspring to sell or release into the wild.
These ugly brutes get along with eight other animals that you’re no doubt familiar with such as the African Buffalo, Black Wildebeest, Common Ostrich, Plains Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Springbok, and Thomson’s Gazelle. Their group size is a little small with 10 members and their breeding cycle isn’t too bad with two-year maturation and six months gestation.
The only major downside is you need to ensure there are never more than two males to avoid fights, but these are fantastic beasts for new players as you can keep costs low to churn a healthy profit every six months and slowly build up to a massive African multispecies enclosure that can facilitate the other animals on this list. Drawn to darker and more horrifying games, he enjoys diving into the lore, secrets, philosophies, and complex characters found in those grim worlds.
Instead, start small and simple, with animals like ostriches, warthogs, and tortoises, which are all easy to maintain and will earn you Conservation Credits, and money to build more things in your zoo to bring in even more guests. Instead, turn your acquired critters into your breeding pair, and set their offspring lose to the wild for Credits instead.
Make sure you place enough Planet donation boxes for your guests to appreciate you, and boost your zoo's revenue funds. (Image credit: Frontier)Although Planet caretakers and vets are obviously important, it's the keepers and mechanics that will keep your critters safe, fed, clean, and happy.
You can then have enough to get your zoo up and running, trading in the smaller animals, which will earn you enough money through guests to fund the other staff facilities a little later. (Image credit: Frontier Developments)If you have happy critters, they're going to start making some of their own to add to your zoo.
That's obviously a great thing because a) baby animals are the cutest b) they can be raised and released into the wild for Conservation Coins and zoo reputation and c) pull in more guests. If you have more than one male adult animal per enclosure they'll start fighting for alpha status, which means injuries, vet bills, and unhappy guests.
(Image credit: Frontier)If you're struggling to keep a Planet population at a manageable state, then don't be afraid to add some contraceptives to your animals' dinner. (Image credit: Frontier)If you don't want to be that creative yourself when it comes to building a zoo from scratch, you can root through the Planet Steam Workshop blueprints to discover what the community has already created.