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Developer Nintendo
LostSynth Studios
Publisher Nintendo
Genres Business Simulation
Release Date TBA
Platform Nintendo Switch
Media Physical and Digital
E rating

Ninten-ZOO is a business simulation game in development by LostSynth Studios. Players are tasked with building zoos while keeping both the animals and visitors happy and turning a profit. The game will be available both at retailers and on the digital store. Subsequent updates and expansion packs will be released in future and will contain new content to make even greater zoos. Players can choose between a variety of games modes such as the Story Mode, Scenario Mode, and a Freeplay Mode. Players can even hop onto the Online mode where they can view other player's zoos or compete in building zoos according to specific guidelines. The game boasts over 50 unique animals ranging from a wide variety of biomes across the world. It has also been hinted at that content from the various Nintendo franchises will also be featured within the game.

Get into the Zoo Mode!

There are multiple game modes featured in Ninten-ZOO for players to explore. These modes can either be played with one person or online with other players. Each Mode is available upon the start of the game but further content needs to be unlocked during play with the exception of Freeplay Mode. Completing various tasks and chapters in these modes can unlock further content across the game.

Story Mode

Players can take part in the Story Mode where they meet Safari Monita who informs the player that they have been given management of a recently abandoned zoo. Using a small start up fund, the player bring the zoo back onto its feet and make it profitable. The Story Mode is separated into Chapters which has various missions that most be completed to advance the storyline. You can continue playing playing your zoo on Story Mode after you complete it.

Scenario Mode

Scenario Mode tasks the player with jumping straight into a pre-established zoo and completing the scenario at hand. These scenarios typically involve completing a set of tasks that take some time to complete. There will be a total of 25 scenarios at the launch of the game.

Freeplay Mode

Freeplay Mode allows the player freedom in building up their zoo. They can choose between a total of 10 different maps with adjustable sizes. Prior to starting the game, players can change the settings of the game to alter the overall gameplay.

Online Mode

Players can enter into the Online Mode where they can participate in several activities such as:

  • Visit Mode: You can visit a registered friend's zoo on the Wii U. You can leave comments, monetary contributions, and gifts for when the player enters into Online Mode. You can designate up to five zoos to be viewable via Online mode though your main zoo will be the one featured in Story Mode. The four other zoos can be included from the Freeplay Mode.
  • Competition Mode: Compete against an online player to be the first to reach the goal in a competition. The goals include:
  • Get over $1,000,000 in net profit.
  • Have over 80 animals.
  • Get over 300,000 visitors total.
  • Event Mode: Event Mode typically involves players creating a zoo and submitting it based on various criteria. Some of these events will reflect real-time events such as Halloween and Valentines Day. Other events to help conservation efforts with proceeds going to conservation programs to help endangered animals.

Zootastic Gameplay

Players are tasked with managing and running a zoo by making visitors happy, building exhibits and housing animals from around the world, bringing in profits from admissions and stores, and promoting conservation efforts. Your co-manager and guide, Safari Monita is there to help the player out. Players guide one of their Miis within their Wii U system throughout the zoo that they have created. The Story Mode is only limited to the Mii that is used within the Wii U account so utilizing a different Mii in Story Mode is only allowed by accessing the game on an alternate account. Gameplay display is split between the Wii U gamepad and the television set screen. The television set screen gives a 3rd "behind the shoulder" person viewpoint while the Gamepad gives an overhead view and will follow along with the player.

Safari Monita

Safari Monita is at the players beck and call and informs them of information and recent events within the zoo. Accessing her menu allows players to view:
  • Zoo Information (Number of guests, animals, stores, staff, etc within the zoo)
  • Budget (View the amount of money the zoo loses and brings in a weekly, monthly, and yearly period. Advertisement is also included in this section)
  • Research and Development (Spend money on researching to gain access to new animals, flora, conservation programs, etc)
  • Animal/Guest Information (View in real-time the status of the animals/guests. This also includes a Guestbook for guests to comment in)
  • Ratings (View your zoos rating concerning happiness/profit/safety/etc)
  • Ask Safari Monita (Ask Safari Monita various questions and see how she responds.)
  • Photo and Video Gallery (View your pictures and videos that you have taken. You can edit them, share them with friends, or even post your pictures onto Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and your videos onto Youtube)
  • Save Game (Save your game within the current mode you are on. You can also choose "Save Game as" to name your particular file)
  • Load Game (Load a pre-saved game within the current mode you are on)
  • Quit Game (Finish your current zoo and return to the main menu. You will be prompted to save first.)

Building your Zoo from the Ground Up!

Starting a zoo and managing a zoo is easier said than done. It requires money, patience, knowledge, and dedication! Safari Monita and the zoo staff is here to help things easier but you are the one who calls the shots. Laying down your foundations and where you put exhibits is the start of your adventure but soon you will begin worrying about satisfying your guests, keeping your animals healthy, managing your workers, and making sure you don't fall into the red with your budget!

Building your First Exhibit

Before you can have animals in your zoo, you need to build an exhibit. Exhibits come in all shapes and sizes and it's important to know what kind your animal will like before you begin building it. Building a small exhibit for a pride of African Lions who need a large exhibit will end up making them sad. Placing a small animal like Caribbean Flamingos in an extremely large exhibit will make them feel uncomfortable. Fence typing is also important as animals such as Chimpanzees and Gorillas can escape out of exhibits with walls they can climb on. Elephants and Cape Buffaloes can also bash down weak walls. Certain walls also lend a more stylized touch and allow for more interesting designs. For example, wooden fencing tends to have more angular angles while concrete walls can have a curvature to them.

When building an exhibit, you can either erect individual walls to create a more personalized touch. However, you can also use the Gamepad stylus to drag the fence to create a large square enclosure. Doing this to a previously created exhibit will expand it further allowing for more differently shaped exhibits. After erecting an exhibit, you can select where to put in a gate which allows for maintenance workers and zookeepers to enter into the exhibit.

One particular feature that is available is the Auto-Exhibit Feature. This allows players to input keywords to cycle through exhibits created by developers. There are over 200 exhibits available for players. Using keywords such as "giraffe", "large", "sandy", and "trees" will create an exhibit appropriate for the Reticulated Giraffe that is large in size with more sand than savanna grass as well as more trees than usual. Of course, it is possible to edit and alter these exhibits afterwards to cater to your own tastes.

Know your Biomes

Biomes are very important when designing an exhibit because, well, putting a Lowland Gorilla in a desert biome might just well kill the poor thing. Animals, flora, and scenery objects are segregated into biomes. Knowing what animal and foliage goes into which biome is very important to keeping your animals and visitors healthy and creating an award-winning zoo.

The following biomes are:

  • Grasslands: Flowing grass, expansive skies, and a sunny sky. This biome is home to animals such as the American Bison and Maned Wolf.
  • Desert: Hot, extremely hot. And sand all around with no sign of water. That is a desert for you but, even in this hostile environment, life finds a way. Dromedary Camels and Fennec Foxes live under this hot sun.
  • Savanna: This arid biome, dry and hostile it might be is still full of live. The savanna biome is teaming with life with animals such as African Lions and Leopard, Grevy's Zebras, African Elephants, and many more.
  • Scrublands: One look at this scorched plain might lead those to think this place is incapable of supporting life. But where there is a will, there is way. Red Kangaroos, Giant Anteaters, and Giant Elands call this place home.
  • Tropical Rainforest: Dripping from humidity and rain is what the Tropical Rainforest practically is. This biome is a treasure trove of animals and plants; some of which have yet to be discovered. Lowland Gorillas, Jaguars, and Bush Dogs reside in it's dark canopy.
  • Boreal Forest: Covered in coniferous trees with sparkling water and hills. These trees will never lose their leaves even in the dead of winter. Animals such as Grizzly Bears, Eurasian Lynx , and Gray Wolves thrive in this evergreen cold.
  • Temperate Forest: These trees, unlike the Boreal Forest, will lose their leaves in winter. Fall becomes a brilliant firework display of red, purple, yellow, and orange. These leaf-strewn forest sees animals such as American Black Bears, Racoon Dogs, and Red Pandas as permanent residents.
  • Wetlands: Swamps can be treacherous and not just because of the wildlife. Once wrong step and you might find yourself neck deep in water. Animals who live in the wetlands, such as Nile Crocodiles and Caribbean Flamingos can safely navigate these perilous waters.
  • Alpine: High up in the lofty peaks lies the Alpine biome. The oxygen is heavy here but these animals fit right in with this high biome. Animals like the Markhor and Snow Leopard are well adapt to live in this lofty realm.
  • Arctic: Extremely cold and beyond freezing, the arctic wastes is not a place to find yourself without sufficient supplies. However, animals such as the Polar Bear, Arctic Wolf, and Emperor Penguin are the kings of the cold.
  • Coastal: Crashing waves, rocky precipices, and the smell of salt is the best way to describe this wet biome. Wedged between the ocean and land are numerous tide pools and sharp rocks. California Sea Lions and Sea Otters love such a place.

When builidng your exhibit, you are to paint it in the biome of your choice. Naturally speaking, deserts tend to have less water than wetlands so its important to keep this in mind. There for six levels available for a biome that can be created using the Biome Paintbrush:

  • Deep water (provide ample diving depths for animals such as California Sea Lions and Polar Bears)
  • Shallow water (provide drinking water for animals like Reticulated Giraffes as well as swimming areas for smaller animals such as Caribbean Flamingos and Ocelots)
  • Sand/Mud/Dirt (Perfect for animals who love to roll around in the dirt like African Elephants)
  • Grass and Dirt (For those like the Red Kangaroo who likes a mixture)
  • Grass (Grass for grass lovers like the American Bison)
  • Grass with trees (Grass with trees for animals like the Red Panda)
  • Grass with trees and stones (A combination of grass, trees, and rocks for a picturesque environment, especially for animals such as Black Bears.)

Decorating your Exhibit

Animals love plants and rocks where they live. Some animals, such as Bengal Tigers, feel most comfortable with dense foliage to hide in while others, like Gemsbok, prefers very sparse and dry foliage. Certain animals, especially coastal and alpine animals love rocks in their terrain. It is possible to place individual trees, bushes, flowers, and rocks when setting up and exhibit but you can use the Biome Paintbrush mentioned above to automatically place foliage and scenery objects to save time and energy.

Finding a Home for your Animals

Simply building an exhibit and making it look pretty won't make your animals truly happy. They require enrichment, shelter, food, and a little TLC.

Enrichment: Enrichment helps keep animals healthy and active while they are the zoo. Assigning Researchers to develop new ways for Animal Enrichment will lead to new objects and increased levels of animal enjoyment from the animals.

Feeding: Animals require food and certain animals are particular feeding requirements. Assigning Researchers to develop new Animal Diets will ensure animals remain healthy and strong. Players can play Food Trays where Zookeepers will deposit food for animals to eat.

Shelter: Animals don't sleep out in the pen. Just like humans, they need bedrooms for privacy and to sleep in. Shelters come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes to accommodate particular animal types. Placing a Cat Cave Shelter for Dromedary Camels is not the best idea as they are unable to enter. Likewise, placing Wood Shack for a Red Panda isn't in the best interest as it's too large for the Red Panda to feel at ease.

Care: Players can give care to their animals by filling in the roles of a zookeeper by feeding, washing, grooming, and playing with the animal. The happiness the animal receives from player interaction is doubled compared to that with a Zookeeper. Safari Monita will alert the player with messages such as "The African Elephant, Dumbo, looks rather lonely. He could use a visit from his favorite person."

After Building an Exhibit

After you build, decorate, and fill in your exhibit, the fun doesn't stop there. Assigning a Zookeeper ensures that the animals are closely looked after and taken care of. However, having more animals will needing more than one Zookeeper to take care of the exhibit. However, having more Zookeepers than needed is a drain on the budget and them becoming bored. Players can also name the exhibit with more interesting and exotic names related to the exhibit drawing more guests. Players can also advertise new exhibits to draw in more crowds and can redesign/remodel old exhibits to peak visitors interests.

Exhibit Rating is very important as it draws in crowds and increases interest within the exhibit. Generally, a poorly made exhibit with sad animals reflectively has a poor exhibit rating. The nicer the exhibit, happier the animal results in a higher exhibit rating. High exhibit rating not only draws in crowds and profits to your zoo but also helps upgrade the exhibit animals statistics.

Placing a Donation Box next to the exhibit also allows visitors to drop in monetary donations and comments/suggestions on the exhibit. This is very important in Online Mode and Visit Mode where registered friends can come leave donations and comments for the next time you visit the Online Mode. Additional features that players can include into the exhibit are:

  • Viewing Platforms: They can be changed to fit the particular biome. These platforms can be leveled or raised depending on the type needed.
  • Binoculars: These allow visitors to view animals from far away (it also adds a bit more income into your coffers).
  • Information Sign: These will inform your guest about particular information regarding the animal. As your individual exhibit rating goes up, more information will be included on the sign.
  • Music Speaker: This speaker will help drive visitor happiness but may result in lowering the animals happiness (though this depends on the species). The music speaker draws in visitors to view the animal and adds a sense of atmosphere to the exhibit. But be careful because adding a Snow theme song to a Tropical Rainforest exhibit may be met with confusion.

Keeping your Exhibit Clean and Sparkling

As with anything, exhibit fencing can become old and break apart which not only looks bad but can also lead to the animal escaping if the fence is broken. As well, dirty exhibits tend to turn away visitors and lowers the exhibit rating. Keeping Zookeepers there to sweep up poop, Maintenance Workers to repair fences, shelters, and toys, and Groundskeepers to wash the glass and keep the foliage looking nice will help drive up the exhibit and keep both animals and visitors happy. You can best manage this by assigning staff to a particular exhibit; especially if its a dirty exhibit. Hiring and assigning too many staff can lead to boredom so be conservative in your hiring. If staff members are not punctual in keeping exhibits clean, it's best to fire some of the staff , reorganize them, or provide a prize for a job well done. If the garbage becomes too bad, you can do the job yourself though it's best to leave it to a well-organized staff. If an animal is sad, angry, or sick; Safari Monita will alert the player to its condition. Or you can simply click on the animal using the Gamepad stylus to bring up that animal's status window.

Keeping your Visitors Happy

Visitors are just important as animals as they help bring in the funds to run and expand the zoo. Visitors love coming to the zoo and making them happy only drives up the zoo's overall rating. You can view a visitor's status by using the Gamepad stylus to view their current condition, thoughts, and desires. For example, a visitor to your zoo might desire to see a Saltwater Crocodile. You may be able to purchase a Saltwater Crocodile but you have yet to build an exhibit for it. Building an exhibit and including a Saltwater Crocodile while that visitor is in the park will double his or her happiness level and will donate money to the exhibit and zoo. It's best to listen to your visitors and provide what they want.

The V.I.P.'s are Coming

V.I.P.'s typically include Mii's from your Wii U system or from your registered friends. These particular visitors have a set requirement in which Safari Monita will inform you of. If you complete that requirement while they are in the Zoo, they will graciously donate large sums of money, provide free animals, scenery, objects, or buildings, speed up your R & D, and/or increase your Zoo Rating. In addition, a satisfied V.I.P. will spread his or her cheer to other visitors thus increasing the overall happiness which lingers even after they leave.

The Needs of a Visitor

Visitors have several factors that help contribute to a Mii's overall happiness:
  • Hunger: Feed your visitors hunger by providing ample food stalls and restaurants for them to purchase food at. If you have many hungry visitors, building a few new food stalls will help the problem.
  • Thirst: Walking around a zoo and viewing animals is hard work but a thirst quenching Lemonade sure hits spot. Providing locations to purchase drinks will help quench that thirst.
  • Excitement: Animals are always fun to watch but watching a bored or sick animal just isn't fun. Happy animals drives up this excitement rating. Visitors tend to go bonkers for animals playing with their enrichment toys, seeing a new exhibit or visiting a new store, and participating in guided tours.
  • Rest: A visitor who has been on his or her feet the entire day and viewing animals will need a rest every so often. Providing benches, chairs, tables, and other sit-able objects will help decrease this rating. In addition, visiting restaurants will also decrease this rating.
  • Bathroom: Everyone has to relieve themselves and bathrooms are a much needed service for a zoo. Providing a place to do one's business is extremely important.

In addition to these five factors, players can also view the visitors thoughts, favorite animals, purchased products, and money. Once a visitor runs out of money, he or she may leave so it's important to provide ATMs so they can bring in more money to spend!

Hey, these Visitors Look Familiar!

Visitors come in the form of Mii's and you may recognize some of them as being apart of your registered friends or within your system. To fill in the role of a visitor, being connected to the internet will also pull in Mii's from across the world. Selecting one of them will indicate where they are from and allows further networking between players! Mii's from players who do not have a copy of Ninten-ZOO may also show up. Maybe even your Mii's may show up in someones zoo randomly!

Animals, Animals, ANIMALS!!!

Grassland Savanna Desert Scrubland Boreal Temperate
Tropical Rainforest Alpine Wetland Polar Coastal The Legend of Zelda

All this talk of visitors, restaurants, staff, exhibits, and such is useful information but without animals, well, it just isn't a zoo. A zoo without animals is just nothing. Ninten-ZOO offers over 50 different animals. The animals in Ninten-ZOO were developed to reflect animals in real-life and exhibit realistic behaviors and movements. Players will find hours of fun just watching these animals in exhibits they have built for them. Each animal has it's own specific exhibit requirements and knowing how to make both animals and visitors happy will make the zoo successful.


Grassland biome

Grassland animals tend to prefer the open meadows, plains, and rolling hills compared to the evergreen forests or steamy jungles. Here, they can run freely and enjoy the wind rolling down; ruffling their hair. Grasslands occur in many places of the world but none are more grand than those of the American Midwest and the steppes of Mongolia.

Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
American Bison Bison Bison Grassland Dirt Near Threatened Grass and Hay Starter
American Bison have a long history with the American Wild West.
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The settlers out west found lots of ways to utilize the Bison but, unfortunately, this almost drew them to extinction. It wasn’t until conservation help bring them back. American Bison appreciate grasslands with some patches of dirt with a sparse vegetation.
Learn more about the American Bison and how to donate to conservation!
Maned Wolf Chrysocyon brachyuru Grassland Dirt Scrub Vulnerable Meat and Fish Locked
The Maned Wolf is the largest canine found in South America.
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It is distinctive due to its fairly large mane and long, stilt like legs. It is also notable that it doesn’t form packs like other large dogs. They aren’t primarily solitary animals. Maned Wolves prefer mid-sized exhibits with a mixture of grass, dirt, and some scrubland with dense vegetation and toys suitable for predators.
Learn more about the Maned Wolf and how to donate to conservation!
Onager Equus hemionus Grassland Scrub Near Threatened Grass and Hay Locked
The Onager or also called the Asiatic Wild Ass.
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It can be found in large portions of western and central Asia and even in Russia. It is a common sight in the grasslands and steppes of this region. It can achieve up to 43 mph (70 km/h). It has yet to be domesticated unlike horses and donkeys. The Onager prefers grasslands with scrubland terrain with sloping hills, small rocky outcrops, and sparse vegetation.
Learn more about the Onager and help donate to conservation
Boer Goat Grassland Vulnerable Grass and Hay Barnyard Bash
The Boer Goat is a species of goat bred in South Africa.
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The word “Boer” derives from Afrikaans for “farmer”.They are known for their shaggy hair which is prized in goat shows and their floppy ears. Boer Goats prefers exhibits with grasslands with sparse vegetation
Learn more about Boer Goats!
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Capra aegagrus hircus Grassland Dirt No Concern Grass and Hay Starter
The Nigerian Dwarf Goat is a breed of dwarf goat that is typically from Nigeria.
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It’s origins can be traced by to the West African Dwarf Goat. The Nigerian Dwarf Goat is considered an American breed. They are rather sure-footed and love to climb on top of boxes. They are sometimes kept as pets as well as for goat milk. Nigerian Dwarf Goats prefer a mixture of grass and dirt though more dirt than grass. It also loves hilled terrain and various items to climb on.
Learn more about Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Suffolk Sheep Ovis aries Grassland No Concern Hay and Grass Barnyard Bash
The Suffolk Sheep is a breed of sheep that first came into prominence in the 18th century and originated from Suffolk, England.
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They are highly prized for their wool which contrasts with their black under skin. Suffolk Sheep are known for being excellent mothers. They prefer wide grasslands to graze in with gentle rolling hills with sparse foliage.<br<Learn more about Suffolk Sheep]
Shetland Pony Equus ferus caballus Grassland No Concern Hay Barnyard Bash
The Shetland Pony is a small pony that originates from the Shetland Islands of Scotland.
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They are renowned for their beautiful coat, intelligence, and strength despite their relative size. Shetland Ponies prefers wide grasslands for grazing with a few foliage for shade.
Learn more about Shetland Ponies!
Exmoor Pony Equus ferus caballus Grassland No Concern Hay Barnyard Bash
The Exmoor Pony is considered a cold-weather pony that comes from the highland reaches of moorland in Exmoor.
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They are known for their hardiness and endurance. They are used for both riding, shows, and for field work. They prefer mid-sized exhibits with rolling grasslands and sparse foliage.
Learn more about Exmoor Ponies!
American Painted Horse Equus ferus caballus Grassland Dirt No Concern Grass and Hay Barnyard Bash
The American Painted Horse is an American horse breed used for equestrian activities and horse shows. However, they are not often seen in racing competitions. They are known to have a genetic defect called “lethal white syndrome”. American Painted Horses prefers flat grasslands with patches of dirt and sparse vegetation. They also appreciate jumping poles and saltlicks.
Yonaguni Horse Grassland Dirt Critically Endangered Hay Barnyard Bash
The Yonaguni Horse is a critically endangered horse from the islands of Japan.
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It is native to Yonaguni Island which is apart of the Yaeyama Island, a cluster of islands close to Taiwan. The Horse has seen its population decline as the human population of the island declines as well. It prefers wide grassy spaces with some dirty and foliage.
Learn more about the Yonaguni Horse!
Poitou Donkey Grassland Grass and Hay Barnyard Bash
The Poitou Donkey is a long haired donkey from the Poitou region of France.
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They are exceptionally large donkeys and possibly the largest know breed. They are also quite strong with high endurance making them perfect working animals. Today, their hair is often shorn due to hygiene. Poitou Donkeys enjoys mid-sized exhibits that feature rolling grasslands with amply vegetation to graze.
Guernsey Cattle Bos (primigenius) taurus Grassland Dirt No Concern Grass and Hay Barnyard Bash
The Guernsey Cow is cattle from Guernsey Islands in the Channel Straights, between England and France.
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It is removed for its dairy production which is said to be both very delicious and nutritious. It prefers large exhibits with wide areas of grasslands to graze and relax in. It will also enjoy shade from trees.
British Lop Pig Sus scrofa domesticus Grassland Dirt Endangered Grass and Fruits Barnyard Bash
The British Lop is a pig breed from the United Kingdom. It is noted for its pink skin, folded ears, and large round body. While it’s still being bred, the British Lop faces an uncertain future due to being overtaken by more successive breeds. The British Lop prefers small sexhibits with some grass but mostly dirt terrain.
Vietemese Pot-Bellied Pig Grassland Dirt Endangered Grass and Fruits Barnyard Bash
The Vietemese Pot-Bellied Pig is a large pig breed from Vietnam.
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It is renowned for it is particularly large size, weight, and demeanor. It was even brought to western countries as a possible pet which was a fad for some time. The Vietemese Pot-Bellied Pig prefers mostly dirt terrain with some grass.
Learn more about the Vietemese Pot-Bellied Pig
New Hampshire Red Chicken Gallus gallus domesticus Grassland Dirt No Concern Grass and Grains Barnyard Bash
The New Hampshire Red is a breed of chicken noted for its brilliant burgundy and red coloration. It was originally bred in New Hampshire, America. The New Hampshire Red is prized for both meat and eggs but also has admirers in its brilliant plumage. It prefers small exhibits, as much poultry do, that’s a mix of grass and dirt.
Polish Chicken Grassland Dirt No Concern Grass and Grains Barnyard Bash
While the Polish Chicken May be called “Polish”, no one is entirely sure where it exactly was bred first with historical records suggest not being Poland. It is a created chicken and has a beautiful plumage around it’s head. It prefers exhibits with lots of grass and a little dirt for pecking..
White Leghorn Chickens Grassland Dirt No Concern Grass and Grains Barnyard Bash
While originally from Italy, the White Leghorn has become a widely recognized chicken breed all around the world. It is commonly used for its egg production. Many chicken breeds can claim ancestry from the White Leghorn. It prefers dirt terrain with patches of grass.
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Grassland Dirt No Concern Grass and Grains Barnyard Bash
The Wild Turkey isn’t only a bourbon brand but also a turkey breed. In fact, it’s suggested that domestic turkeys are from the wild breed. It’s. Afar and squat bird renowned for its brilliant plumage. However, it’s not exactly smart. It prefers wide grasslands with heavily vegetation for it to hire in.
Royal Palm Turkey Grassland Dirt No Concern Grass and Grains Barnyard Bash
The Royal Palm Turkey is a distinct breed of domestic turkey that forgoes the brown hues and, instead, shows off it’s white plumage. It’s considered endangered by being overtaken by more robust breeds. It prefers grassy terrain with adequate dirt patches.
Honey Badger Mellivora capensis Grasslands and Scrub Least Concern Meat and Fruits African Antics
Honey Badgers are powerful predators who are renowned for their aggressiveness, strength, endurance, and resiliency.
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They have a thick hide which prevents them from harm from bites, stings, and even spears. Even Lions and Leopards steer clear of this badger. The Honey Badger prefers flat grassland terrain with sparse vegetation and foliage.
Learn more about the Honey Badger!
Mustang zoo
Mustang Equus ferus caballus Grasslands and Scrub Least Concern Grass and Hay New World
The mustang descends from domesticated horses who have since gone feral in the western plains of the United States. The originated from Colonial Spanish stock. While some argue their right rob roam in these areas, many contend that they represent the “spirit of the Wild West” and considered an important historical icon. Mustangs require very large exhibits with a mix of grass, scrub, and dirt with sparse foliage and a few rocks with a water hole.
Canadian Goose Branta canadensis Grasslands and Freshwater Least Concern Grass and Bird Seed New World
The scourge of waterways throughout much of the Americas.
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The Canadian Goose isn’t a common waterfowl who migrates yearly to warmer climates in the winter time. It is infamous for its aggressive behavior to humans who get to close and will produce a hissing sound when angry. The Canadian Goose prefers exhibits with a good amounts of grass to nest in with some rocks and ample water to paddle around in.



Savana biome

The Savanna Biome is where many animals such as African Elephants, Sable Antelopes, and Spotted Hyena's call home. While it boasts some of the most diverse species in the world, it is a hostile home with searing temperatures and lack of much needed rain. Despite this, the animals here find a way and carve a home for themselves.

Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Lion Panthera Leo Savanna Vulnerable Meat Starter
The African lion or “King of the Jungle” is one of the great hunters in the African savanna.
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Lions lives in groups called “prides” with a male as the leader though younger more submissive males may also reside in the pride. Females often do the hunting and have been known to hunt for zebras, wildebeest, and gazelle. Lions prefer savanna grass with sparse vegetation, watering holes, and plenty of toys to practice hunting with.
Learn more about African Lions and help donate to conservation!
Cheetah Acinonyx Jabari’s Savanna Sandy Vulnerable Meat Starter
These graceful felines are one of the fastest mammals in the world with a top speed 70 mph (112 km/h).
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They will typically chase down the prey, trip it, and bite it in the throat. Cheetah’s face uncertainty due to habitat loss and poaching. Cheetah’s prefer vast space for them to run in which consists of ample shade and a mixture of savanna and sandy terrain.
Learn more about Cheetahs and help donate to conservation!
African Elephant Loxodonta africana Savanna Dirt and Sandy Vulnerable Grasses and Hay Starter
Elephants are some of the largest mammals on Earth.
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While they may seem imposing, they are truly gentle creatures though are prone to charge and attack if they feel threatened - especially when young are nearby. Elephants are extremely smart creatures which has been extorted by commercial entertainment industries such as circuses. Elephants prefer large exhibits with more than two Elephants as well as a large watering hole, a mixture savanna, dirt, and sand. They also like to have recreational items for enjoyment.
Learn more about African Elephants and help donate to conservation!
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Reticulated Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata Savanna Endangered Grasses and Hay Starter
The Reticulated Giraffe is one of the tallest land mammals in the world. It is a common sight in most zoos along with the Rothchild’s Giraffe. Reticulated Giraffes are able to reproduce with giraffes of other subspecies. Reticulated Giraffes prefer a flat exhibit with plenty of trees for foraging and feeding. As they are quite tall, they need a Giraffe House to keep them.
Grévy’s Zebra Ecuus Greyvi Savanna Endangered Grasses and Hay Starter
The Grévy’s Zebra or also known as the Imperial Zebra, is the largest of the Zebra subspecies. Unlike other Zebras, doesn’t have the communal social groups and, if there are, they are quite weak and not close-knit. They prefer wide open savanna areas with sparse vegetation. They love recreational items such as salt licks and scratching posts.
Blue Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus Savanna Least Concern Hay Starter
The Blue Wildebeest goes by many names: the Common Wildebeest, White-Bearded Wildebeest, Brindled Gnu, and so on. They are well known for their large migrations through the African savannas. The Blue Wildebeest is often hunted by large predators such as lions, crocodiles, and hyenas. Blue Wildebeests prefer a large exhibit of savanna terrain and ample water for drinking. It also enjoys having a large community and can co-exist with other animals such as Gregg’s Zebras, Ostriches, Thomson’s Gazelles.
White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum Savanna Dirt Near-Threatened Grasses and Hay Starter
The White Rhinoceros is one of the largest animals in Africa and is widely loved for its strength and the horn on its head. Sadly, it’s also “loved” by poachers who kill the animal in order to remove its horn which is widely believed to have healing properties. White Rhinoceros prefer mid-sized exhibits with a mixture of savanna, dirt, and water with sparse vegetation.
Thompson’s Gazelle Eudorcas thomsonii Savanna Least Concern Grasses and Hay Starter
The Thomson’s Gazelle is a small-sized antelope common in Africa savannas. They live in large herds but can be found together with other peaceful savanna species. They are quite quick and can reach up to speeds of 55 mph (90 km/h). They prefer mod-sized exhibits with lots of savanna grass and water holes as well as vegetation. They are comfortable with other savanna species such as Zebras, Ostriches, and even African Elephants and Giraffes.
Ostritch Struthio camelus Savanna Least Concern Insects and Fruits Starter
The Ostrich is the largest bird in the world and is flightless which means it is unable to fly. It can reach extremely high speeds thanks to its powerful legs. The Ostrich prefers mid-sized exhibits with plenty of savanna grass. It can live with other savanna species.
African Leopard Panthera pardus pardus Savanna Vulnerable Meat Starter
The African Leopard is a powerful hunter who hses its strength to overpower prey. It will often climb trees with a prey in order to keep it Pit of reach from other predators. It’s uses it’s camouflage to blend in with its surroundings. The African Leopard prefers large exhibits with savanna grass and planet of foliage and trees. It also enjoys various animal enrichment items such as resting trees.
White Rhinoceros Lycaon pictus Savanna Dirt Endangered Meat Locked
African Wild Dogs are expert hunters that excel in taking down even larger prey due to numbers and endurance. They are pack hunters and regularly hunt for savanna animals such as zebras and antelopes. They are high social animals and the young are generally allowed to eat first. African Wild Dogs prefer large exhibits with savanna and dirt terrain with sparse vegetation.
Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta Savanna Dir Sand Least Concern Meat Locked
The Spotted Hyena is a powerful hunter who hunts in packs to take down prey. However, it’s is more adapted to scavenging than actual hunting and is often a dinner guest at a fresh kill. They compete with lions, leopards, hunting dogs, and more for the pickings. It has a strong jaw to crush bones and a blood chilling laugh. Spotted hyenas prefer mid-sized exhibits with savanna, sand, and dirt terrain and sparse vegetation.
Sable Antelope Hippotragus nigers Savanna Sand Least Concern Grasses and Hay Starter
The coloration on this antelope is quite striking. The sable antelope is often found in Southern Africa. When threatened, it useable it’s horns to pierce any would-be predators. It prefers mid-sized exhibits with a mix of savanna and sand terrain with abundant vegetation including trees. It also enjoys salt lick toys.
Meerkat Suricata suricatta Savanna Sand Least Concern Insects and Fruits African Antics
These social animals are the only family of Suricata which is composed of mongooses. Eh will always face the sunny as it’s quite warm and will make a vocal chirp if a predator is nearby. They live in vast burrows. The Meerkat prefers savanna with patches of sand and slight vegetation.
Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis Savanna Dirt Critically Endangered Hay African Antics
The Black Rhinoceros is a very rare Rhinoceros whose numbers have drastically reduced thanks to poaching. Conservation efforts to save this Thinoceros is underway. The Black Rhinoceros prefers savanna grasses along with dirt terrain with sparse vegetation and ample watering holes.
Masai Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchii Savanna Endangered Grasses and Hay African Antics
The Masai Giraffe is the largest tallest species of Giraffe. It is found in Tanzania and Kenya in savanna and wooded savanna habitats. It’s patterns are more jagged Han the Reticulated Giraffe.
Roan Antelope Hippotragus equinus Savanna Dirt Least Concerned Hay African Antics
The Roan Antelope is a large entrapped with sharp horns found in savanna woodlands. It’s name is derived from it’s brown color. The Roan Antelope prefers mid-sized exhibits with savanna and ample foliage.
East African Oyrx Oryx beisa Savanna Sand Endangered Hay African Antics
The East African Oryx is a species of Oyrx found in East africa. It is considered a subspecies of the Gemsbok though it lives mostly in savanna type environments. It prefers mid-size exhibits with some savanna grass but mostly dirt and sand with little vegetation.
Warthog Phacochoerus africanus Savanna Dirt Least Concern Hay and Fruits African Antics
The Warthog might not be winning beauty contests but it certainly in a survivor! It hasn’t a vicious temperament and will use it’s strength and tusks do do damage. Warthogs prefer savanna grass with tons of dirt for it to wallow in.
Gerenuk Litocranius walleri Savanna Near Threatened Grasses and Hay African Antics
The Gerenuk has a long neck wand long legs for it to stand up to get hard to reach fraging areas Uchi as tall bushes or low hanging trees. This graceful animal has horns on the make. Gerenuk prefers mid-sized exhibits with savanna and sandy terrain.
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius Savanna Grasslands Vulnerable Meat African Antics
The Secretarybird is named for the plummage which very was used to secretary pens. It is a fast bird of prey who can run at fast speeds as well as fly. It eats small rodents and reptiles including venomous snakes. It prefers small to mid-sized exhibits can with a mix of savanna and grasslands as well as moderate foliage.
Olive Baboon Papio anubis Savanna Dirt Least Concern Fruits and Meat African Antics
The Olive Baboon live in groups called “troops” with many individuals in a single troop. They are crafty creatures who are capable of utilizing rudimentary tools for specific purposes. Olive Baboons prefer savanna terrain with dirt areas as well as abundant foliage and vegetation
Hamadryas Baboon Papio hamadryas Savanna Dirt Least Concern Fruits and Meat African Antics
The Hamadryas Baboon can be found in hilly rocky cliffs with patches of savanna grass. They are very social animals and display a brightly red posterior in males. This is for reproduction. Like most baboons, they live in troops. Hamadryas Baboons prefer mid-sized exhibits with savanna and rocky terrain with plenty of hills and a few cliffs mixed with ample vegetation.
Serval Leptailurus serval Savanna Dirt Least Concern Meat African Antics
The Serval is a medium-sized cat found in the savannas of Africa. It has a distinct coat along with its long legs. It makes it quite a remarkable wild cat and one that is apart of the exotic pet trade. The Serval appreciates savanna terrain with sparse vegetation and cat appropriate toys.
Pronghorn zoo
Pronghorn Antelope Antilocapra americana Savanna Dirt Least Concern Grass and Hay New World
The Pronghorn Antelope is the only Antelope found in the Americas. It inhabits the plains, savannas, and arid scrublands of the western United States. It isn’t the fastest land animal in the Western Hemisphere and the second fastest land animal in the world. It requires large savanna exhibits with sparse vegetation and salt licks.


Desert biome

The Desert Biome is an inhospitable area of the world where somehow life finds a way. Both animals and plants cling to what little water there is. Plants such as cactus and animals such as Gemsbok some how survive in these harsh deserts.

Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Dromedary Camel Camelus dromedarius Sandy Dirt Least Concern Grass and Hay Starter
Dromedary Camels has been apart of human civilization since ancient times and served as both a beast of burden as well as form sustenance and battle. Camels store water within their hump which allows them to go long periods without water. This is very important for living in the desert. Camels enjoy mid-size exhibits with sand and dirt terrains with very little vegetation.
Desert Monitor Varanus griseu Sandy Dirt Least Concern Meat and Fish Starter
The Desert Monitor is a large monitor lizard is found within Northern Africa as well as the Middle East and Central Asia. It typically eats small malls, birds, other reptiles, as well as insects and fish. It is thought to have a latent venom that is used to subdue its prey. The Desert Moni our prefers a small exhibit with sandy and dirt terrain with plenty of rocks.
Gemsbok Oryx gazella Sandy Savanna Least Concern Grass and Hay Starter
The Gemsbok is a medium sized antelope home to the South African deserts such as the Kalihari Desert. It’s markings resembles those of the Roan Antelope and the East African Oryx. The Gemsbok has been successfully introduced into America in the Tularosa Basin in New Mexico.
Fennec Fox Vulpes zerda Sandy Dirt Least Concern Meat and Insects Locked
The Fennec Fox is a small desert dwelling fox known for its large ears and cure disposition. It is well-adapted to desert live which can be harsh and unforgiving. It uses its large ears to detect prey under the sand. Sadly, it is sometimes sold in the exotic pet trade. The Fennec Fox prefers small exhibits with both sand and dirt terrain s with plenty of rocky outcrops and fend for shade.
African Spurred Tortoise Centrochelys sulcata Sand Dirt Vulnerable Fruits and Leaves African Antics
The African Spurred Tortoise is a large tortoise and considered the third largest in the world. It resides within the hot sands of the Sahara Desert. They are rather docile creatures but will engage in mating rivalries which can result in the death of the losing tortoise. It prefers small to mid-sized exhibits with a mix of sand and dirt terrain with low vegetation and plenty of rocks.
Sand Cat Felis margarita Sand Dirt Least Concern Meat African Antics
The Sand Cat is a small wild cat that inhabits the scorching sands of North Africa and parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. It is well adapted to the harsh life that comes with desert living. Unlike some cats, it’s tolerant of both extreme heat and cold. The Sand Cat prefers small exhibits with sandy terrain, sparse foliage, and rocky outcrops as well as cat appropriate toys.


Scrublands biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Red Kangaroo Macropue rufus Scrub Least Concern Grass and Hay Starter
Red Kangaroos are the largest of the Kangaroo subspecies. These jumpy marsupials are known to bound around all over the bush. They are social animals and can be found laying around in sunny fields. It can use its tail to “stand” which it sometimes does to kick and box. Red Kangaroos enjoy mid-sized exhibits with ample vegetation for them.
Giant Anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla Scrub and Grassland Vulnerable Insects Locked
The Giant Anteater is the largest species of anteater and can get up to 7 ft long. It uses its lounge slender tongue to slurp up ants and termites from their mounds. It has sharp claws which can rip into these mounds to discover the succulent insects. The Giant Anteater enjoys a large exhibit with a mix of scrub and grassland terrain with sparse foliage and vegetation.
Puma Puma concolor Scrub and Rocky Least Concern Meat Starter
The Puma goes by other names including Cougar, Mountain Lion, and more.
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This large feline is native to the Americas and is the apex predator of its region; outclassed only by bears. It has extremely sharp claws and fangs. It delivers a fatal bite to the throat after ambushing it’s prey. This large day is known to attack, kill, and eat humans on occasion. The Puma prefers rocky terrain with scrubland mixed in with moderate foliage. It also prefers large slopes and rocky outcrops.
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Giant Eland Taurotragus derbianus Scrub and Savanna Vulnerable Grass and Hay Locked
The Giant Eland is a native of Northern Africa and can be found in savanna forests and scrublands. They often form small herds up to 25 members and aren’t considered territorial. They are a relative of the Bongo. The Giant Eland prefers a mixture of scrub and savanna with spears foliage and vegetation and adequate water ways.
Egyptian Jackal Canis anthus Scrubland Grasslands Least Concern Meat African Antics
The Golden Jackal enjoys significant historical connection with the ancient Egyptian civilization. This opportunistic hunter is also called the African Golden Wolf as well as the Grey Jackal. It sometimes raids farms and steals poultry. The Egyptian Jackal prefers scrubland exhibits with patches of grassland and watering holes as well as sparse vegetation.
Galápagos Tortoise Chelonoidis nigra Scrubland Vulnerable Fruits and Leaves Reptilian Rampage
The Galápagos Tortoise is the world’s largest tortoise which lives on the island of Galápagos. It is generally slow moving and can live a very long time. It can live well-past one hundred years old. They were almost over exploited to extinction but conservation efforts helped bring back the species. The Galápagos Tortoise enjoys scrubland exhibits with sparse vegetation and foliage:
Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis Scrubland, Dirty Vulnerable Meat Reptilian Rampage
The Komodo Dragon is the world’s largest lizard with it reaching up to 10 feet in rare cases. It is a slow moving reptile that can achieve fast spirits of speed when needed. The jury is still out if it has venom glands but the general opinion is that it’s mouth hosts tons of dangerous bacteria that causes the prey to become sick when bitten. The Komodo Dragon will then proceed to follow the prey until they are unable to move. Then they move in for the kill. Komodo Dragons prefers large exhibits with scrubland and dirt with moderate vegetation and foliage..
Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum Desert and scrubland Near Threatened Meat Reptilian Rampage
Gila Monster is one of the only two known venomous reptiles. While the lizard is extremely generous, it only produces a small amount meaning the delivery is less compared to other venomous reptiles like rattlesnakes. It prefers to live in dense and under leaves. It prefers small exhibits with sparse foliage but lots of vegetation and a mix of both desert and scrubland terrain..
Coyote zoo
Coyote Canis latrans Grass and Scrubland Least Concern Meat New World
Coyote s a medium sized canine that’s smaller than a Wolf but other than a fox. It is mostly a scavenger but has been known to hunt for smaller mammals and birds. Some have even been known to hunt deer. They often travel in packs. Coyotes prefer scrub and grassy terrain with sparse vegetation and foliage.
Mexican Wolf Canis lupus baileyi Scrubland Endangered Meat New World
The Mexican Wolf is a subspecies of grey wolf found in southern United States and Mexico in isolated populations. Thank is endangered due to overhunting, poaching, revenge for killed livestock, and habitat lost. There are a total of 143 individuals to date in the wild. The Mexican Wolf prefers large exhibits with scrub terrain and plenty of foliage to mimic its pine-oak scrubland habitat.
Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox Desert and scrubland Least Concern Meat New World
The Diamondback Rattlesnake is a highly venomous snake found in the southern United States. It’s attributed to most of the fatalities from snake bites. When angered or threatened, it rattles its tail which produces a warning sound. It prefers small exhibits with scrub terrain with plenty of rocks and foliage to hide in.
Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus Desert and Scrubland Least Concern Insects New World
The Greater Roadrunner is a small bird in the cuckoo fanily. It is famous for its agility and ability to run far distances. It lives in subarid scrubland and feed and on insects and small reptiles. It is capable of limited flight but is a far better runners. It enjoys medium sized exhibits with scrub terrain and sparse vegetation.
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus Desert and Scrubland Least Concern Grass and Seeds New World
The Prairie Dog is a ground squirrel that live in cast colonies in the prairies of western United States. They may be called dogs but they are not. They form vast colonies composed of many families and work together to make the colony better. Prairie Dogs prefer a mix of desert snd scrublands in a small exhibit with sparse vegetation and plenty of rocks. There, hey will make vast burrows.
Peccary zoo
Collared Peccary Pecari tajacu Dirt and Scrubland Least Concern Grains and fruits New World
The Collared Peccary is a small wild pig found in south United States, Mexico, Central and South America and even the island, Trinidad! They have small tusks they use to defend themselves. Collared Peccaries prefer scrub and dirt terrain with plenty of vegetation to hide in.


Borealforest biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Giant Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca Boreal Vulnerable Grass and Bamboo Locked
Giant Panda is the beloved symbol of China who loves to eat bamboo. The Giant Panda has become the face of conservation efforts and the population has improved. In 2016, the species was changed from endangered to vulnerable. Giant Pandas enjoys large-sized exhibits with plenty of hills, bamboo vegetation, and rocky outcrops.
Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx Boreal and Snow Least Concern Meat Starter
The Eurasian Lynx is a medium-sized feline native to parts of Europe and Asia. It is notable as it has tufts in its ears and a distinctive mane-like hair around its face. It’s an agile predator that can hunt in different kinds of environments. The Eurasian Lynx enjoys a mix of boreal and snowy terrain in a mid-sized exhibit with abundant foliage and vegetation as well as rocky outcrops nestled against slope and hills.
Gray Wolf Canis lupus Boreal Least Concern Meat Starter
The Gray Wolf can be found on many continents but tends to live in forests in the north. They are pack animals and can bring down large prey together. They were once more abundant but hunting and filling of packs to protect livestock has reduced the population of Gray Wolves in certain areas. They Gray Wolf enjoys boreal terrain with gentle slopes and an abundant foliage and vegetation.
Asiatic Black Bear Ursus thibetanus Boreal and Rocky Vulnerable Meat, Fish, and Fruits Locked
Also called the Moon Bear due to the white marking ones it’s chest that resembles a crescent moon. It has a wide distribution with populations in the Himalayas, China, Russia, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, and Japan. It once ranged even as far as France and Germany! The Asiatic Black Bear prefers a mixture of boreal and rocky terrain with gentle slopes and dense foliage and vegetation. It also enjoys having Bear appropriate toys to play with.
Siberian Tiger Panthera tigris tigris Boreal and Snow Endangered Meat Locked
Unlike the rainforest dwelling cousins like the Bengal Tiger, the Siberian Tiger prefers temperate forests and even snowy regions. It is quite happy romping around in the snow. It is the largest feline in the world. Unlike the Bengal Tiger, the Siberian Tiger isn’t considered a man-eater but this could be attributed to its habitat not being so close to human dwellings. The Siberian Tiger likes large exhibits with a mixture of boreal and snowy terrain marked with slopes and hills and dense temperate vegetation. It is also happy with attack dummies and resting rocks.
Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos Boreal Water Least Concern Meat and Fish Starter
The Grizzly Bear is one of the largest breeds of bears. It can be found on many continents including North America, Europe, and Asia. It is considered dangerous to humans and there is one story of a single Grizzly killing and eating several people in a village in Japan. The Grizzly Bear enjoys large boreal exhibits with some rocky terrain and abundant foliage and vegetation as well as rocky outcrops. It also requires a waterway for it to swim and hunt salmon.
Canadian Lynx Lynx canadensis Boreal and Snow Least Concern Meat New World
This medium sized feline is widespread around Canada and the United States with established populations in Alaska and Rockies. They often Hunt for Snowshoe Hares and has large fangs and claws to do such that. The Canadian Lynx enjoys large exhibits with plenty of hills, foliage, and rocks with boreal and snowy terrain.
Wolverine zoo
Wolverine Gulo gulo Boreal and Snow Least Concern Meat New World
The Wolverine is a large weasel...the largest of them all who has sharp claws and a nasty personality. They are mostly carrion eaters but will hunt prey including birds, small mammals, and even deer. Despite their size, wolves and bears will hunt them. Wolverine enjoy boreal and slightly snowy terrain with moderate foliage but plenty of rocks.
Porcupine zoo
North American Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum Boreal and Grass Least Concern Branches and Leaves New World
This rodent has the ultimate defense. Body full of sharp quills. When these quills meet flesh, they stick in and detach chasing intense pain to the would-be predator. While the Porcupine has few predators, pumas have managed to prey on porcupines and can tolerate the quills. Porcupines enjoy small exhibits with boreal and grassy terrain with plenty of trees to climb up on.
Kodiak Bear Ursus arctos middendorffi Boreal and Coastal Unknown Meat and Fish New World
The Kodiak Bear is one of largest bears in the world along with the Polar Bear. It can be found in the archipelago islands of Kodiak in Canada. They can grow very large and actively hunt on the islands. They enjoy large boreal exhibits with plant trees of freshwater as well as coastal terrain with some saltwater.


Temperateforest biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Black Bear Ursus americanus Temperate Least Concern Meat and Fish Starter
The Black Bear is a large carnivore found in the hills and forests of North America. While smaller than the Brown Bear, it is nevertheless an apex predator. It is a scavenger and will not only take prey but also fruits, nuts, fish, and vegetables. It is an avid swimmer. The Black Bear prefers hilly temperate terrain with plenty of water areas, rocky outcrops, and abundant foliage as well as climbing rocks and attack dummies.
Red Panda Ailurus fulgens Temperate Vulnerable Bamboo and Fruits Locked
The Red Panda is a cute and darling mammal found in Chinese forests. While called a Panda, it’s not related to the Giant Panda.
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Researchers suggest it is more closely related to the raccoon due to the coloration, body shape, and markings. They are very clever animals and are able to walk short distances on their hind feet. Red Pandas prefer temperate terrain with an abundance of foliage; in particular bamboo.
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Raccoon Dog Nyctereutes procyonoides Temperate Least Concern Fruits and Meat Starter
The Raccoon Dog is neither a raccoon or not a dog but is more closely related to true foxes. It found throughout Asia and even introduced in Europe. In Japan, it is called the Tanuki and is said to have mysterious shapeshifting powers...and a well-endowed junk. The Raccoon Dog appreciates mid-sized exhibits with temperate terrain and moderate foliage with some rocks and stones as well as small waterways.
Moose Alces alces Temperate Least Concern Grasses Starter
The Moose is the largest species of deer and can be found both in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It is a massive animal with large horns when it comes to the males. It’s sheer size he caused multiple road collisions and is fatal to both animals and humans. Despite its size, it is an expert swimmer. The Moos enjoys large temperate exhibits with large waterways with bores and water foliage.
Japanese Serow Capricornis crispus Temperate Least Concern Grasses and Hay Locked
Once on the verge of extraction due to overhunting, the Japanese Serow managed to bounce back from the brink thanks in part to an aggressive cultural campaign by the Japanese government. The Japanese Serow is seen in Japan has strong, enduring, and agile. It will often watch forest workers from high upon in the mountain cliffs. The Japanese Serow prefers temperate terrain with hills and cliffs to climb and moderate foliage.
White-Tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus Temperate Least Concern Grasses and Hay New World
The White-Tailed Deer is a common sight around the continental United States and is also present in Canada, Mexico, and Central America. It is a common game animal whose antlers are prized by hunters. It derives it’s name from the white-tail it shows while running. The White-Tailed Deer prefers temperate terrain with patches of grass to graze and plenty of foliage to hide in.
Raccoon zoo
Raccoon Procyon lotor Temperate Least Concern Fruits and vegetables New World
The Raccoon is often found a visitor of household garbage can fan as it rummages through it to search for food. It is quite clever a small can bypass attempts to lockdown food. While it’s has thought to wash its food before eating, this has turned out to be an exaggeration as it only doesn’t this for food found underwater. The Raccoon prefers temperate terrain with plenty of foliage to climb up on and waterways.
Redford zoo
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes Temperate Least Concern Grasses and Hay New World
The Red Fox is a small canine that is found in both the americas and Europe and Russia. Historically, it was hunted for its pelt which was used in the fur trade. This gave rise to “fox hunts”. Red Foxes enjoy summer temperate terrain with plenty of foliage and rocks.
Bobcat zoo
Bobcat Lynx rufus Temperate Least Concern Meat New World
The Bobcat is so-makes for its stubby tail. This Lynx-like feline is found around the continental United States as well adventure southern Canada. Like many animals, it was sought out for its fur to make clothing and accessories. Bobcats prefer hilly temperate terrain with plenty of foliage and resting rocks.
Skunk zoo
Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis Temperate Least Concern Fruits and vegetables New World
Thi sure black and white mustelid is infamous for the odor of makes when threatened or angry. It ejects a spray of chemicals that’s extremely smelly and even can induce vomiting and temporary blindness. This doesn’t deter people to seek them as pets but most remotes it’s ability to spray. Skunks prefer temperate terrain with plenty of foliage.
Elk Aptenodytes forsteri Temperate and Grass Least Concern Hay and Grass New World
The Elk is also called the wapiti. While it’s not as large as a moose, it’s much larger than a white-tailed deer. It engages in fights for dominance with other Elk. They are widespread but can’t be found in tundra or in deserts. It prefers temperate and grass terrain with moderate foliage.
Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata Boreal and snow Least concern Fruit Playful Primates
The Japanese Macaque is a primate native to the nation of Japan. It’s widespread and seen as a pest that eats fruits and even dangerous to children walking to school. They are infamous for seeking warmth in hot springs during the winter. They are unique as no other monkey lives in such a cold climate. The Japanese Macaque prefers a mix of boreal and snow terrain with plenty of foliage and vegetation. It’s also recommended to install a hot spring enrichment item.

Tropical Rainforest

Tropicalforest biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Bengal Tiger Panthera tigris tigris Rainforest Water Endangered Meat Starter
The Bengal Tiger May not be the largest of the Tiger species but it certainly is the most well-known. It has enjoyed popularity from many movies, tv shows, and books which has led it to be used and abused in circus entertainment and tourist attractions in Asia. It enjoys large exhibits with plenty of foliage and water areas for it to swim in.
Bongo Antelope Tragelaphus eurycerus Rainforest Wetlands Near Threatened Grass and Hay Locked
The Bongo is one of the spiral horned antelopes. It has a distinct and colorful coat that helps it remain hidden in its jungle home. It is an aggressive grazer and will even eat charcoal wood left over from lightning strikes to get nutrients. The Bongo prefers a heavily forested rainforest terrain with wetland attributes.
Malaysian Tapir Tapirus indicus Rainforest Water Endangered Leaves and Grasses Locked
The Malaysian Tapir lives in rainforests within the Malaysian islands including Sumatra, Java, as well as Laos and Vietnam. Despite this less than fearsome appearance, they have strong and sharp teeth which they can use in self-defense. Mayalsian Tapirs loves a mid-sized exhibit with a rainforest terrain with ample bodies of water and heavy foliage.
Jaguar Panthera onca Rainforest Water Near Threatened Meat Starter
The Jaguar is one of the largest cats in South America where it is an apex predator. The Jaguar is an avid swimmer and will even eat fish. It will spring onto its prey and deliver a throat crunching bite and stalk and ambush rather than chase. Jaguars enjoy a large exhibit with rainforest terrain and an abundance of water to swim in.
Asian Elephant Elephas maximus Rainforest Endangered Hay and Grasses Starter
The Asian Elephant May be large but it isn’t as large as the African Elephant. This pachyderm makes its home in the rainforest of Asian and Southeast Asia. Therefore, it can be seen as a mode of transportation and a beast of burden. It will often spray water from its trunk. The Asian Elephant prefers a large exhibit rainforest terrain with ample amount of water and heavy foliage along with Elephant appropriate toys and objects.
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Rainforest Grasslands Least Concern Grains and Insects Starter
The Indian Peafowl is a majestic bird whose plumage is world renowned for its beauty. The males feathers are often used for decoration including quills in years past. It has quite the distinct call of “Help!” that can be heard for miles. The Indian Peafowl appreciates a small exhibit with rainforest and grassy terrain with plenty of foliage and perching opportunities.
Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla gorilla Rainforest Critically Endangered Fruits and Leaves Starter
The Lowland Gorilla is a critically endangered Gorilla and originates in the Congo. It is one of the largest species of Gorilla. Due to deforestation and illegal poaching, gorillas face a bleak future and conservation programs have been set up to help them survive. Lowland Gorillas like a large exhibit with rainforest terrain that’s heavily forested with tons of toys and play equipment for gorillas and their young.
Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes Rainforest Endangered Fruits and Grasses Starter
The Chimpanzee is often regarded as one of the closest genetic relative to humans. It is extremely smart and possesses a keen intellect. It is able to use rudimentary tools and has advanced social behaviors and communities. However, due to deforestation, it is gradually losing its home. Chimpanzees enjoys a large exhibit with rainforest terrain with plenty of foliage and vegetation. It also loves to have various toys and equipment suitable for giant apes.
Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus Rainforest l Critically Endangered Fruits Locker
The Orangutan is large primate from the forests of Borneo and Sumatra and renowned for their orange colored hair and impressive climbing abilities. Like many large apes, they are skilled at using rudimentary tools and quit intelligent. Unfortunately, like many great apes, it is losing its habitat due to deforestation. The Orangutan enjoys a large exhibit with rainforest terrain and heavily foliage and vegetation along with plenty of climbing toys and equipment.
Mandrill Mandrillus sphinx Rainforest Vulnerable Fruits and Meat Locked
The ever-colorful Mandrill is from the Drill family. They live in large social groups and are omnivores and will readily eat both vegetable matter as well as meat such as small mammals and reptiles. It has a reputation for being aggressive and hostile but this is mostly unfolded myths. The Mandrill likes a mid-sized exhibit with rainforest terrain and moderate foliage and vegetation. It also enjoys climbing equipment and toys.
Okapi Okapia johnston Rainforest Endangered Leaves and Grasses Locked
The Okapi is one of the more peculiar rainforest animals from Africa and appears to be a mix of a horse, zebra, and giraffe. This isn’t entirely strange as it’s related to giraffes. It sports a long dark-colored tongue where it can reach various branches and twigs from higher trees. It’s a secretive and solitary animal. Okapis prefer mid-size exhibits with rainforest terrain with some dirt as well as fenders foliage to make it feel comfortable.
Ocelot Leopardus pardalis Rainforest Least Concern Meat Starter
The Ocelot is a small rainforest dwelling cat that has a distinct pattern. It is an avid climber and can move about the trees of its Amazon rainforest home with ease. One notable Ocelot was owned by renowned painter Salvador Dali. We do not recommend keeping an Ocelot as they are wild animals. The Ocelot enjoys a small rainforest exhibit with defense foliage, waterways, and feline perching trees.
Bush Dog Speothos venaticus Rainforest Dirt Near Threatened Meat Starter
The Bush Dog is a small, squat canine that resides in the rainforests of South America. It was once thought to be extinct until several specimens were found. They typically hunt alone but they do live together in small packs. The Bush Dog prefers small rainforest exhibits with moderate foliage and plenty of water ways.
Iriomote Cat Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis Rainforest Critically Endangered Meat Locked
The Iriomote Cat is a small leopard cat that resides on Iriomote Island which lies within the Okinawa archipelago in Japan. It has had a significant reduction in population due to deforestation, human interaction, and traffic collisions. The Iriomote Cat prefers small rainforest exhibits with dense foliage and climbing trees.
Bonobo Pan paniscus Rainforest Endangered Fruits and Leaves African Antics
The Bonobo is related to the Chimpanzee but is noticeable smaller. Bonobos are extremely intelligent primates and form strong and advanced social groups. Unlike most primate social groups, focus of the group centers around the females. Bonobos even participate lovemaking sessions. They have been the subject of research by many zoologists. The Bonobo prefers large rainforest exhibits with dense foliage and plenty of equipment to climb on.
Mountain Gorilla Gorilla beringei beringei Rainforest, Boreal Endangered Fruits and Leaves African Antics
Mountain Gorillas are a rare species of Gorilla that resides in the cloud forests of Uganda. They have been the focus of conservation efforts due to their dwindling population. The fur of the Mountain Gorillas are thicker and longer to fit in with their Mountain habits. The Mountain Gorilla enjoys large exhibits with a balanced mixture of rainforest and boreal terrain, plenty of foliage, and equipment to climb on.
Giant Pangolin Smutsia gigantea Rainforest Vulnerable Insects African Antics
The Pangolin is a species of spiny anteaters with keratin scales; the only mammal that has such features. The Giant Pangolin is the largest of its species and resides in rainforests and savannas of Africa. It is unable to chew so it slurps up ants and termites with its long, sticky tongue. It prefers small rainforest exhibits with plenty of foliage.
King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah Rainforest and Dirt Vulnerable Meat Reptile Rampage
King Cobras have a fearsome reputation as being extremely deadly and violent snakes. This is basically true as they are deadly to humans and are easily agitated but that’s only if they feel threatened. King Cobra’s are the longest species of cobra which makes them an apex predator. King Cobra’s prefers a habitat of rainforest and dirty with dense vegetation and foliage.
Green Anaconda Eunectes murinus Rainforest and wetlands Least Concern Meat and Fish Reptilian Rampage
The Anaconda is one of the world’s largest and heaviest snakes which records lengths being 17 feet long. They are known to devour large creatures such as capybara, deer, tapirs, and even caiman and jaguars! They use their heavy body and long length to crush and another potential prey. Anacondas prefer exhibits with plenty of rainforest and wetland terrain with plenty of water for it to wallow in as well as dense. vegetation.
Black Caiman Melanosuchus niger Rainforest and Wetlands Conservation Dependent Meat Reptilian Rampage
The Black Caiman is the largest of the caiman species and resides in the Amazon. It plays the role of apex predator and will generally devour both prey and other predators. The Black Caiman is sadly hunted for its leather which means it’s dependent on active conservation programs for its survival. The Black Cakman prefers wetland terrain with a mix of rainforest with lots of lakes and rivers and moderate vegetation.
White-Faced Capuchin Cebus imitator Rainforest Least Concern Fruits Playful Primates
The White-Faced Capuchin Monkey is a small Monkey from Central and South America. It is noted for its intelligence and ability to understand commands and human language. It’s relatively docile personality and small size has lent itself to be a popular primate in movies and television shows as well as performance shows. It’s popularity, sadly, can be attributed to the “organ grinder” Monkey. The Capuchin Monkey prefers small exhibits with rainforest terrain and an abundance of foliage and vegetation with plenty of playing equipment.
Black-Headed Spider Monkey Ateles fusciceps Rainforest Critically Endangered Fruits Playful Primates
The Black-Headed Spider Monkey is from the forests of Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama. It is considered a subspecies if Geoffroy's Spider Monkey. It’s one of the largest species of Spider Monkey. It is listed as critically endangered due to intense habitat loss and over-hunting. The Black-Headed Spider Monkey enjoys medium sized exhibits with defense foliage and vegetation with rainforest terrain and plenty of playing equipment for Primates.
Golden Lion Tamarin Leontopithecus rosalia Rainforest Endangered Fruit Playful Primates
The Golden Lion Tamarin is a small monkey from the forests of Brazil on the Atlantic Coast. It’s famous for its striking and beautiful golden hair that covers its body. It lives in social groups of 8 or more and will move about in the morning while eating fruit and will then eat insects in the afternoon and evening. They tend to change sleeping dens daily to avoid predation. The Golden Lion Tamarin prefers small exhibits with dense foliage and vegetation accompanied with rainforest terrain as well as multiple shelters and plenty of playing equipment.
Squirrel Monkey Saimiri sciureus Rainforest Near Threatened Fruit Playful Primates
The Squirrel Monkey is a small sized Monkey from the Amazon Rainforest. There are actually severa subspecies of Squirrel Monkeys which has caused the species to split scientifically. They live in social groups of twelve to a hundred with five hundred once documented in undisturbed forests. The Squirrel Monkey enjoys medium sized exhibits with plenty of trees and vegetation with rainforest terrain and playing equipment for exercise.
Red howler Monkey Alouatta seniculus Rainforest Least Concern Fruit and Leaves Playful Primates
The Red Howler Monkey is also called the Venuzulean Red Howler Monkey. It lived in the rainforests of northern South America. It communicates using loud howls and roars which can be heard 5 km away! They are famous for their “Dawn Chorus”. They are noted for eating mostly leaves so they have a low-sugar diet. Red Howler Monkeys enjoys large exhibits with lots of trees and vegetation plus playing equipment to climb and jump on.
Bald Uakari Cacajao calvus Rainforest and Wetlands Vulnerable Fruit Playful Primates
The Bald Uakari is a large monkey from the western forests of Brazil and Peru. It’s most striking feature is its hairless red head and bright brown hair. It also lacks a noticeable tail which is unique for many monkeys. The brighter the face, the more healthier and robust the male is. This is a sign of a strong male. Due to their location, they are able to contract malaria. The Bald Uakari prefers large exhibits with rainforest terrain and plenty of trees and vegetation.
Colobus Monkey Colobus guereza Rainforest Least concern Fruit Playful Primates
The Colobus Monkey is just one of the many species of Colobus Monkeys found in central Africa. Many of them carry the trademark black and white coloration. At times, it’s also called the Guereza. Unlike many Primates, it has a ruminant digestive system that allows it to get nutrients from plant life by fermenting it within its stomach. The Colobus Monkey enjoys large rainforest exhibits with defense foliage and vegetation with plenty of climbing equipment.
Ruffled Lemur Varecia variegata Rainforest Critically Endangered Fruit Playful Primates
The Ruffed Lemur is a critically endangered Lemur from the island country of Madagascar off the eastern coast of Africa. It faces a dire future due 90% of the islands forests being destroyed to make room for the human population. It has a selective habitat preference which condenses it to a selective area. The Ruffed Lemur enjoys a medium size rainforest exhibit with dense trees and vegetation plus chances to climb using playing equipment.
Ring-Tailed Lemur Lemur catta Rainforest Vulnerable Fruit Playful Primates
The Ring-Tailed Lemur is a large sized lemur from the island of Madagascar. Unlike other Lemur species, it isn’t as threatened but still listed as Endangered. It has a distinct black and white ringed tail plus black and white facial markings. It is known to sunbathe by laying on its back and turning its belly forwards the sun. The Ring-Tailed Lemur enjoys medium sized rainforest exhibits with some waterways, moderate foliage and vegetation, and plenty of climbing and playing equipment.
Aye-Aye Daubentonia madagascariensis Rainforest Endangered Fruit and Insects Playful Primates
The Aye-Aye is a medium sized primate from the Lemur family from Madagascar. It hunts mostly at night and feeds largely on insects. It has a long sharp forefinger which it uses to tap and locate for insects lodged into trees. It then picks them out with it’s long forefinger nail. The Aye-Aye is unfortunate that it carries a folklore superstition that spotting one is an indication a villager will die. They are killed on the spot and hung in view to ward off evil spirits. The Aye-Aye prefers small sized exhibits with plenty of foliage and vegetation as well as shade in order to make the exhibit darker.
Lar Gibbon Hylobates lar Rainforest Endangered Fruit Playful Primates
The Lar Gibbon is a gibbon species from Southeast Asia. It faces an uncertain future due to habitat destruction, poaching, and to capture the young to sell into the exotic animal trade. It is an avid climber and swings gracefully tree to tree. It has the long arms that is apart of the gibbon species. The Lar Gibbon enjoys large exhibits with rainforest terrain and plenty of trees and foliage as well as climbing equipment to swing from.
Proboscis Monkey Nasalis larvatus Rainforest and freshwater Endangered Fruit and Insects Playful Primates
The Proboscis Monkey is an Old World Monkey hailing from Borneo where it shares its habitat with the Orangutan. It’s most striking feature, besides it’s orange hair color, is it’s very large nose. Males have larger noses than females. It uses its large nose to vocalization. Unlike many monkeys, the Proboscis Monkey is an adept swimmer and is known to cross rivers when traveling on foot. This monkey prefers large exhibits with a mix of rainforest and freshwater terrain plus plenty of foliage and vegetation.
Crab-Eating Macaque Macaca fasciculari Rainforest Least concern Fruit and Crabs Playful Primates
The Crab-Eating Macaque is a medium sized Macaque monkey from Southeast Asia. It has a confusing history with humans as seen both sacred and a pest. It’s an honored guest in many Southeast Temples where it’s considered sacred but also hated by farmers as a pest. It’s also an invasive species in places like Hong Kong. Despite its name, it’s diet doesn’t consist solely of crab and isn’t known for particularly eating them often. The Crab-Eating Macaque enjoys rainforest terrain with moderate foliage, vegetation, and rocks.


Alpine biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Markhor Capra falconeri Alpine Grass Near Threatened Hay and Grass Starter
The Markhor is a mountain goat native to Central Asia and the Himalayas. Due to its habitat, it is an avid climber and is very sure-footed. Males have impressive “manes” and spiraling horns. They are well-adapted to living on mountain sides. Markhors prefer hilly large exhibits with notable cliffs with rocky and dirty terrain, grassy area for grazing, and space vegetation.
Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis Alpine Least Concern Hay and Grass Starter
The Bighorn Sheep is a common animal found in the Rocky Mountain range in America and Canada. They sport a rack of big horns that they use to ram against each other for mating rights. They are very sure-footed and well adapted to cliff living. The Bighorn Sheep appreciates large exhibits with rocky terrain and sheer cliffs and hills with sparse vegetation. It also likes large amounts of rocks.
Snow Leopard Panthera uncia Alpine Snow Vulnerable Meat Locked
The Snow Leopard is a large feline who is native to the Himalayas, Tibet, China, and Mongolian. It has a large tail that it uses to balance itself in heavy snow. The leopard faces problems from humans due to poaching and habitat lost. The Snow Leopard enjoys a mix of rock and snow terrain with hills and cliffs along with plenty of rocks.
Alpaca Vicugna pacos Alpine Grass Least Concern Hay and Grass Barnyard Bash
The Alpaca hails from Andes mountain range of southern Peru. It has played an important part in human culture due to its wool production. The Alpaca has seen increased importance globally because of this. They are often a sight at various farms all around the world. The Alpaca prefers a mix of grass and rocky terrain with gentle slopes and hills with sparse vegetation.
Llama Camelus glama Alpine Grass Least Concern Hay and Grass Barnyard Bash
The Llama is a relative of the Alpaca and, like the Alpaca, is a native of the Andes. It is highly prized for its wool as a beast of burden. It is quite intelligent as well. The Alpaca enjoys gentle sloping exhibits with a mix of alpine and grassy areas with sparse vegetation. It can be kept with Alpacas and vice versa.
Dall Sheep Ovis dalli Alpine Least Concern Hay and Grass Barnyard Bash
The Dall Sheep is a wild sheep found on the mountains of the Canadian Rockies and the mountains of Alaska. It tends to be white in color and has smaller horns than the Bighorn Sheep. It has been known to use its horns to push wolves off cliffs when they are under attack. The Dall Sheep prefers alpine terrain with lots of hills and cliffs with sparse vegetation.
Ethiopian Wolf Canis simensis Alpine, Grasslands Endangered Meat African Antics
The Ethiopian Wolf is an endangered wolf located in the highlands of Ethiopia. It has reddish fur and a lean appearance. It feeds primarily on highland rodents which makes it a specialized predator. The Ethiopian Wolf enjoys large alpine exhibits with patches of grassland with plenty of hills and slopes along with rocks. It dislikes too much foliage.
Nilgiri Langur Semnopithecus johnii Alline, Grassland, and Scubland Vulnerable Fruit Playful Primates
The Nilgiri Langur is a type of langur, an old world monkey from Nilgiri Mountains in South India. It is a medium sized monkey with long grey and black hair. It is listed as Vulnerable due to deforestation and is the victim of poaching due to people believing it’s flesh is an aphrodisiac. The Nilgiri Langur enjoys a mixture of alpine, grassland, and scrubland terrain with moderate foliage and dense vegetation.


Arctic biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Polar Bear Ursus maritimus Snow Water Vulnerable Meat and Fish Locked
The Polar Bear is the largest species of bear and resides in the arctic circle where it preys on fish and seals among other animals and foliage. It is an excellent swimmer and is just at home in the water as on land. They are facing an uncertain future as global warming threatens to melt away their home. Polar Bears appreciates mid to large-sized exhibits with snowy terrain, lots of salt water with deep pools, and snowy rocky outcroppings. It also loves interactive toys in the water.
Caribou Rangifer tarandus Snow Boreal Vulnerable Hay Locked
Also called Reindeer, These large deer traverse the arctic circle. And we aren’t talking about pulling Santa’s sleigh. They have large antlers which makes use in territory and mating disputes. They have been domesticated for milk production. The Caribou enjoys snowy exhibits with patches of boreal terrain and dense foliage.
Arctic Wolf Canis lupus arctos Snow Least Concern Meat Starter
The Arctic Wolf is a subspecies of the Gray Wolf. In summer, it has a darker coat but gains its white coat in summer. They often feed on musk ox, caribou, lemmings, and other arctic animals. The Arctic Fox prefers snowy exhibits with moderate vegetation and foliage.
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Snow Water Vulnerable Fish Starter
The Emperor Penguin is the largest species of Penguin in the world. They typically live in Antarctica where they have nesting grounds far in the interior. This is an arduous journey for many of the penguins. They are powerful swimmers and great parents. The Emperor Penguins enjoys large exhibits with vast amounts of saltwater with floating platforms and snowy terrain.
Musk ox
Musk Ox Ovibos moschatus Snow Least Concern Hay and Grass New World
The Musk Ox is a large hairy bovine that’s is foundation within the arctic circle. It has a set of large horns it uses to butt heads with other members ales in mating season. When Ben here is threatened, the Musk Ox will surrounding the young to protect them. The Musk Ox prefers large exhibits with rocky snowy terrain with some boreal vegetation and foliage.
Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus Snow, coastal, sea Least Concern Fish New World
The Bearded Seal is a seal that has long whiskers which gives it a more refined look. It’s habitat consists of most of the Canadian and alaskan coastline including Greenland. It prefers snow and coastal terrain with plenty of rocks and plenty of saltwater.


Wetlands biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus Water Mud Least Concern Meat and Fish Starter
The The Nile Crocodile is a large crocodile which is found in the rivers and waterways of the Nile basin. They are known to attack both animals and humans who stray too close to the water’s edge. Mile Crocodiles prefer mid-sized exhibits with tons of water, mud, and water foliage.
Cape Buffalo Syncerus caffer Water Mud Wetland Near Threatened Hay and Grasses Starter
The Cape Buffalo is a large bovine who is well adapted to living close to the water's edge. They are large and strong animals and even prove to be a problem for crocodiles. In fact, they are one of the more dangerous animals in Africa along with the Hippo due to their tendency to charge. The Cape Buffalo prefers large bodies of water in a large exhibit along with mud and wetlands terrain along with water foliage.
Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibiu Water Mud Wetlands Vulnerable Hay Starter
The Hippo is a large aquatic mammal who is adapt to living both on land and in the water. It is an excellent swimmer but capable of short bursts of speed on land. Given its size, it’s an extremely powerful animal with equally powerful jaws. Along with the Cape Buffalo, it is one of the more dangerous animals in Africa. The Hippo prefers large bodies of water along with mud and wetlands terrain and sparse water vegetation.
Carribean Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Water Mud Least Concern Shrimp Starter
The Carribean Flamingo is also called the Andean Flamingo and the American Flamingo. They get the pink coloration due to the shrimp they eat. They can be found in huge flocks where the wade looking for good. Carribean Flamingos prefer an exhibit with lots of water to wade in along with water vegetation and foliage.
Saltwater Crocodile Crocodylus porosus Water Mud Least Concern Meat and Fish Locked
The Saltwater Crocodile or Salty for short is one of the largest crocodiles in existence and has a distribution between Australia all the way to Thailand. It is an apex predator and capable of devouring most of what it comes across - even humans. The Saltwater Crocodile prefers large exhibits with massive bodies of water with mud and wetlands terrain for sunbathing.
Nile Monitor Varanus niloticus) Wetlands Freshwater Least Concern Meat African Antics
These large lizards are found around the rivers and lakes of Africa and can also be found in the savanna and desert. The Nile Monitor is an effective hunter who will grasp prey with its mouth and thrash it around to try and break the prey’s neck. The Nile Monitor prefers smaller exhibits of wetland terrain with plenty of freshwater and abundant water foliage.
Pygmy Hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis Wetlands Endangered Hay and Grasses African Antics
Pygmy Hippos are more than smaller versions of typical Hippos. They are an entire subspecies. They tend to reside in swamps and forests of East Africa and are solitary animals. They only are active at night which makes it difficult to study them. The Pygmy Hippopotamus prefers mid-sized exhibits with wetland terrain and plenty of freshwater and foliage including terrestrial and aquatic.
Gharial Gavialis gangeticus Wetlands and dirt Critically Endangered Fish Reptilian Rampage
The Gharial is one of the most endangered crocodiles in the world. They spend most of their time in the water and are not as proficient on land as the other crocodilians. Native to India, they often fall victim to water pollution, poaching, and entanglement in fishing nets. They are specially adapted to eating fish. Gharials appreciate wetland terrain with an abundance of freshwater with sparse vegetation.
North American Beaver Castor canadensis Wetlands and freshwater Least Concern Leaves and Branches New World
The North American Beaver is an aquatic rodent who Ian infamously or it’s habit of chewing down trees and making “beaver dams”. It’s quite easy to spot a family of beavers due to the sharpened stumps that leave and the dams they building. They were once greatly over hunted due to Thierry pelts in the fur trade. Beavers prefer small exhibits with some wetland terrain and ample freshwater.
American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis Wetlands and freshwater Least Concern Meat and Fish New World
The Amerixan Alligator is one of two known members of the alligator family along with the Chinese Alligator. Sometimes called Gator, it is a common sight in the southern United States and even invades private swimming pools! The American Alligator prefers some wetland terrain rob sunbathe in and deep freshwater pond an to swim in with ample vegetation.
Florida Panther Puma concolor couguar Wetlands and Boreal Critically Endangered Meat New World
The Florida Panther is a Puma subspecies that resides in the wetlands of Florida. It isn’t critically endangered due to human circumstances be habitat loss. It is considered an important symbol of the state of Florida. The Florida Panther prefers wetland and Borealosuchus terrain with plenty of foliage and vegetation plus rocks.
De Brazza’s Monkey Cercopithecus neglectus Grassland and Wetland Least Concern Fruit Playful Primates
The De Brazza’s Monkey is a medium sized monkey in Central Africa. It’s one of the most widespread monkeys in the continent. It’s also called the “Ayatollah Monkey” after the Grand Ayatollah, the highest authority in Shia Islamic law. They use a wide variety of facial expressions to convey themselves. The De Brazza’s Monkey prefers medium size exhibits with a mixture of grassland and wetland terrain and plenty of foliage and vegetation.


Coastal biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus Saltwater Mud Rocky Least Concern Fish Starter
The California Sea Lion is a common sight along the West Coast. It is an expert swimmer and is well known for its playful antics. On land, however, it tends to “bark” and lie around sleepily. It prefers small to mid-sized exhibits with plenty of saltwater as well as dry land composed of sand and rock. It also loves various toys such as balls and floating platforms.
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Saltwater Coastal Rocky Vulnerable Fish Locked
The Rockhopper Penguin has quite the startling appearance with its yellow feathers and red eyes. It’s quite the fashion statement. They are renowned for their ability to hop instead of waddle as most penguins do. The Rockhopper Penguin enjoys large bodies of saltwater with ample rocky terrain with large amount of rocks.
Sea Otter Enhydra lutris Saltwater Rocky Coastal Endangered Shellfish Locked
The Sea Otter is an otter adapted to living in the sea. Using water resustany fur and buoyancy, it can remain afloat in its back for long periods of time. It’s capable of using rudimentary tools such as a rock to Smash oysters with. The Sea Otter prefers large coastal exhibits with large bodies of water and rocky coastal land.
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus Coastal Sand Endangered Fish African Antics
The African Penguin is a penguin found on the shores of southern South Africa. They are more leaner than typical penguins and are swift swimmers. However, they are at times preyed on by Great White Sharks. The African Penguin prefers coastal exhibits with plenty of saltwater and large aquatic and coastal rocks.
Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus Coastal, Rocky, Saltwater Vulnerable Leaves Reptilian Rampage
The Marine Iguana is the world’s only marine reptile. It is able to dive deep into the ocean in search of algae that it eats. They are able to dive three feet into the world and spend an hour without coming up. They never stray too far from the ocean and often perch themselves on rocky sea rock outcrops. The Marine Iguana prefers rocky coastal exhibits with plenty of saltwater and rocks.
Hawaiian Monk Seal Neomonachus schauinslandi Coastal, Sand Endangered Fish New World
The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a species of type earless seals that inhabits the Hawaiian islands. Is it a common sight at islands on the north west. It has a playful demeanor. It prefers sandy beaches to haul up on and plenty of saltwater.

The Legend of Zelda

TLoZ biome
Image Name Species Terrain Status Food Availability
Bokoblin Ganoni bokoblinis Mud Grass Rocky Least Concern Meat Legend of Zelda
Bokoblins are nefarious creatures who serve Ganon, the manifestation of darkness and evil. While they at times differ visually, most Bokoblins are dedicated to one mission: Evil. That are known for using weapons, armor, and tactics to attack prey. It prefers mid-sized exhibits that have a mix of mud, rock, and grass terrain. It likes rocky outcropping s and caves. It feels most at home with skulls and treasure littered about.
King Dodongo Lacerti formido Rocky Dirt Critically Endangered Meat Legend of Zelda
King Dodongo is the ruler of the Dodongo, fire spewing lizards found in Death Mountain. It is a massive creatures with powerful jaws, an extremely thick hide, and the ability to suck in just about anything into its many fanged jaws - even bombs. Studies support there is only one of these in existence. King Dodongo enjoys rocky terrain with patches of dirt in a large exhibit with gentle slopes and little vegetation.
Shadow Beast Crepusculum bestiam Scrubland, Dirt, Rocky Least Concern Meat Legend of Zelda
Shadow Beasts are actually members of the Twilit race that resides in the Twilight realm but corrupted by the magic of the evil Zant. They have the ability to warp using Twilit magic and attack with massive claws and pounce attacks. They seem to detest the light. It will feel most comfortable in mid-sized exhibits with plenty of cliffs and caverns to avoid sunlight. It prefers scrublands as well as dirty patches and sparse foliage.
Deku Baba Flos tantibus Rainforest Dirt Least Concern Meat and Fish Legend of Zelda
The Deku Baba is a carnivorous plant found in many locals - especially in dungeons. It will lie in wait for a passerby and will then launch into a vicious attack as it snaps its jaws. Research studies suggests there are different varieties of Deku Baba. This carnivorous plant prefers rainforest terrain with patches of dirt and plenty of foliage and vegetation.
Poe Tenuem lumina Boreal Grass Dirt Least Concern Insects Legend of Zelda
The Poe is a ghastly apparition that is said to try and lead wayward adventurers to their doom using the light of their lanterns at night. It will sway about in a hallucinating manner. It has a habit of spinning and fading before striking. The Poe prefers a mix of boreal, dirt, and grass terrain with moderate foliage as well as caves to hide in.
Bokoblin Aranae mors Temperate Dirt Least Concern Meat Legend of Zelda
Skutullas will spend their lives as adolescents hanging on tree trunks and cliff faces. They become enraged by anyone trying to scale up thief territories. Once full-grown, it will often suspend itself from trees and other overhanging protrusions and will block anyone trying to go through. It’s front side has hardened bone armor which prevents it from being damaged and protects its more fleshy backside. The Skutulla enjoys temperate terrain with plenty of folage to suspend itself from.
Bokoblin Selia ignave Water Least Concern Fish Legend of Zelda
Octoroks are often found in many bodies of water. It will try to pulverize any intruder into its territory by shooting out rocks. It will hide though if said intruder ventures too close to its spot. The Octorok appreciates an exhibit composed mostly of deep fresh or saLtwater with plenty of aquatic foliage and rocks.
Lizaflos Lacerta bellator Mud Grass Rocky Least Concern Meat Legend of Zelda
Bokoblins are nefarious creatures who serve Ganon, the manifestation of darkness and evil. While they at times differ visually, most Bokoblins are dedicated to one mission: Evil. That are known for using weapons, armor, and tactics to attack prey. It prefers mid-sized exhibits that have a mix of mud, rock, and grass terrain. It likes rocky outcropping s and caves. It feels most at home with skulls and treasure littered about.
Staldra Anguis Tres Ora Rocky Dirt Least Concern Meat Legend of Zelda
Staldra are a three-headed serpent with a vicious demeanor. Its habitats include dark dungeons and cliff sides. They will move their heads in a hypnotizing, confusing manner before striking in order to confuse their prey. They can only be defeated by striking all three heads. The Staldra prefers a mix of rock and dirt terrain with plenty of rocks and little foliage.
Redead Tenuem sanguis Dirt Sand Scrub Least Concern Meat Legend of Zelda
Redeads are a mysterious species that will simply wait around for its prey. Once it locates one, it will rise up in a slow manner and release a blood-curdling scream which freezes the prey in its tracks. Once it finds the prey, it will jump on them and immediately begin sucking out the life force from them. Rereads in captivity have been known to take in red meat. Rereads prefer exhibits composed mostly of dirt, sand, and a little scrubland with moderate foliage and rocks.
Lynel Panthera Equus Grasslands Rocky Endangered Meat Legend of Zelda
Lynel’a are majestic creatures that appear to be part man, part lion, and part Horse. They are exceptionally strong and well versed in using weapons. In fact, these weapons are unique to Lynels which suggests they are capable of crafting their own weapons. They will stalk and wait if an intruder ventures into its territory and will viciously charge once they do. The Lynel prefers large exhibits with gentle rolling Grasslands with sleaze foliage but plenty of rocks.
Hinox Cyclopis sopitas Grassland scrub dirt Vulnerable Meat and Fruits Legend of Zelda
The Hinox is a large, rooting cyclops monster who has a tendency to collect various items and weapons. It is immensely strong but also dim. It’s weak point seems to be its eye. They tend to sleep within a marked territory but will awaken when any intruder or prey passes by. The Hinox prefers large exhibits with gentle Grasslands with plenty of foliage and rocks.

Decorating your Zoo

Foliage, rocks, flowers, and other scenery items is very important it not only making the best exhibit for your animals but also impressing your zoo visitors! Some of the foliage within the game works best to be included in exhibits while others purely serve as aesthetics. Including a Thorn Acaia Tree in a savanna biome exhibit makes sense but including an Elephant Fountain as well will just make an African Lion upset.

List of Foliage for your Exhibits

Foliage is broken down into two categories: trees and cover. Trees can also be extended to large flowering plants, cacti, and bushes. Cover is extended to grasses, flowers, vines, and other ground-dwelling plants.

🌴Mangrove Tree 🌴Banyan Tree 🌳
🌳Sourgum Tree 🌾
🌾Cattails 🌱Lily Pad 🍃
🍃Duckweed 🌱Indian Lotus 🌱
🌱Tuckahoe 🌱Marsh Fern 🌿

🌳 Coastal Tea Tree 🌳Coastal Sage Scrub 🌿
🌊Barnacles 🌊Limpet 🌊
🌊Starfish⭐️Mussels 🌊
🌿Palm Seaweed 🌿Sea Urchin 🌊
🌊Sand Dollar 🌊Kelp 🌿
🌿Wakame Seaweed 🌿Kombu Seaweed 🌿
🌱Sea Grapes 🌱Sea Sponge 🌊
⭐️Brittle Star ⭐️Sea Lettuce 🥬
🌊Sea Grass🌊

🌳Deku Forest Tree 🌳 Rupee Tree 🌳
Snowpeak Fir 🌲 Hyrule Oak 🌳
Lake Hylia Beech 🌳
🌺Bomb Flower 🌺 Town Flower
🌺Hyrule Bell🌺

Decorating the Zoo Grounds

Exhibits can be nice and beautiful but what about the grounds of the Zoo? Of course, zoos need to look pretty and well-maintained and scenery objects help with that! A nicely placed fountain or clean garbage bins really bring in the visitors. Scenary Objects are split into categories which will be explained below:

🥀 Rose Bed 🌼 Daisy Bed 🌷 Tulip Bed 🌺 Pansy Bed 🌺
🌺Geranium Bed 🌺 Violet Bed 🌺 Carnation Bed 🌺
🌼Sunflower Bed 🌻
The Legend of Zelda DLC
🌺Town Flower Bed 🌺 Exotic Flower Bed 🌺
🌺Ancient Flower Bed 🌺 Heart Flower Bed 🌺
Barnyard Bash DLC
🌽Corn 🌽 🍅Tomatoes 🍅
🍆Eggplants 🍆 🎃Pumpkins 🎃
🥔Potatoes🥔 🥬Lettuce 🥬
African Antics DLC
🌺African Violet Bed 🌺 African Daisy Bed 🌺
🌺Impala Lily Bed 🌺 African Iris Bed 🌺
🌺Proteas Bed 🌺 Mountain Aloe Bed 🌺
The New World DLC
🌺Anemone Bed 🌺 Mistflower Bed 🌺
🌺Milkwort Bed 🌺 Star Grass Bed 🌺
🌺Marigold Bed 🌺 Jacob’s Ladder Bed 🌺

⛲️Small Fountain ⛲️ Medium Fountain ⛲️ Large Fountain ⛲️
⛲️Lion Fountain ⛲️ Elephant Fountain ⛲️ Sea Lion Fountain ⛲️
⛲️Walkway Fountain ⛲️ ⛲️Classical Fountain ⛲️
The Legend of Zelda DLC
⛲️Zora Fountain ⛲️ Octorok Fountain ⛲️ Castle Fountain ⛲️
⛲️Hyrulian Fountain ⛲️
Barnyard Bash DLC
⛲️Duck Fountain ⛲️
African Antics DLC
⛲️Hippo Fountain ⛲️ Termite Mound Fountain ⛲️
Reptile Rampage DLC
⛲️Gator Fountain ⛲️ Turtle Fountain ⛲️
The New World DLC
⛲️Wolf Fountain ⛲️ Beaver Fountain ⛲️
⛲️Old Faithful Fountain ⛲️

🗿Zookeeper Statue 🗿 Gorilla Statue 🗿 Rhino Statue 🗿
🗿Tiger Statue 🗿 Giant Panda Statue 🗿 Ostrich Statue 🗿
🗿Polar Bear Statue 🗿 Wolf Statue 🗿
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🗿Goron Statue 🗿 Triforce Statue 🗿 Master Sword Statue 🗿
🗿Ganondorf Statue 🗿 The Legend of Time Statue 🗿
🗿Princess Zelda Statue🗿
🗿Goddess Statue 🗿 Bird Statue 🗿
🗿Hylia Statue 🗿 Hyrule Castle Statue 🗿
Barnyard Bash DLC
🗿Cow Statue 🗿 Chicken Statue 🗿
African Antics DLC
🗿Leopard Statue 🗿 Elephant Statue 🗿
🗿Meerkat Family Statue🗿
🗿Hippo Statue 🗿 Ostrich Statue 🗿
Reptilian Rampage DLC
🗿Crocodile Statue 🗿 Galapagos Tortoise Statue 🗿
New World DLC
🗿Puma Statue 🗿 Bison Statue 🗿
🗿American Settlers Statue🗿
🗿Cowboy Statue 🗿 Mustang Statue 🗿

🌳Diamond Topiary 🌳 Heart Topiary 🌳 Spiral Topiary 🌳
🌳Duck Topiary 🌳 Bear Topiary 🌳 Hippo Topiary 🌳
🌳Penguin Topiary 🌳 Zebra Topiary 🌳
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🌳Epona Topiary 🌳 Wolf Link Topiary 🌳
🌳Castle Topiary 🌳 Deku Scrub Topiary 🌳
🌳Kokiriki Topiary 🌳 Staflos Topiary 🌳
🌳Lon Lon Topiary 🌳
Barnyard Bash DLC
🌳Sheep Topiary 🌳 Horse Topiary 🌳
African Antics DLC
🌳Ostrich Topiary 🌳 Giraffe Topiary 🌳
🌳Antelope Topiary 🌳 Aardvark Topiary 🌳
New World DLC
🌳Deer Topiary 🌳 Fox Topiary 🌳
🌳Raccoon Topiary 🌳 Cowboy Hat Topiary 🌳

🚏Zoo Sign 🚏 Large Zoo Sign 🚏 Grassland Sign 🚏
🚏Savanna Sign 🚏 Desert Sign 🚏 Scrubland Sign 🚏
🚏Boreal Forest Sign 🚏 Temperate Forest Sign 🚏
🚏Tropical Rainforest Sign 🚏
🚏Wetlands Sign 🚏 Alpine Sign 🚏 Arctic Sign 🚏
🚏Coastal Sign 🚏 Neon Sign 🚏 Video Sign 🚏
🚏Holographic Sign 🚏
The Legend of Zelda DLC
🚏Hyrulian Sign 🚏 Castle Sign 🚏
🚏Death Mountain Sign 🚏 Kakariko Sign 🚏
Barnyard Bash DLC
🚏Barnyard Sign 🚏
African Anticd DLC
🚏African Safari Sign 🚏
Reptilian Rampage DLC
🚏Reptile Sign 🚏
The New World DLC
🚏Wild West Sign 🚏

⛱Wooden Bench ⛱ Metal Bench ⛱ Grassland Bench ⛱
⛱Savanna Bench ⛱ Desert Bench ⛱ Scrubland Bench ⛱
⛱Boreal Forest Bench ⛱ Temperate Forest Bench ⛱
⛱Tropical Rainforest Bench ⛱
⛱Wetlands Bench ⛱ Alpine Bench ⛱ Arctic Bench ⛱
⛱Coastal Bench ⛱ Plastic Bench ⛱ Modern Bench ⛱
⛱Stone Bench ⛱
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⛱Hyrulian Bench ⛱ Kakariko Bench ⛱
⛱Goron City Bench ⛱ Zora's Domain Bench ⛱
Barnyard Bash DLC
⛱Barn Bench ⛱
African Antics DLC
⛱Safari Bench ⛱
The New World DLC
⛱Wild West Bench ⛱

👀Wooden Observation Deck 👀 Metal Observation Deck 👀
👀Grassland Observation Deck 👀 Savanna Observation Deck 👀
👀Desert Observation Deck 👀 Scrubland Observation Deck 👀
👀Boreal Forest Observation Deck 👀
👀Temperate Forest Observation Deck 👀
👀Tropical Rainforest Observation Deck 👀
👀Wetlands Observation Deck 👀
👀Alpine Observation Deck 👀 Arctic Observation Deck 👀
👀Coastal Observation Deck 👀
👀Christmas Light Observation Deck 👀
👀Japanese Observation Deck 👀 Stone Observation Deck 👀
The Legend of Zelda DLC
👀Hyrule Observation Deck 👀
👀Death Mountain Observation Deck 👀
👀Snowpeak Observation Deck 👀
👀Termina Observation Deck 👀 Barnyard Bash DLC
👀Barnyard Observation Deck 👀 African Antics DLC
👀Safari Observation Deck 👀 The New World DLC
👀Wild West Observation Deck 👀

🚮Plastic Garbage Bin 🚮 Metal Garbage Bin 🚮
🚮Stone Garbage Bin 🚮
🚮ECO Friendly Garbage Bin 🚮 Savanna Garbage Bin 🚮
🚮Tropical Rainforest Garbage Bin 🚮 Alpine Garbage Bin 🚮
🚮Arctic Garbage Bin 🚮 Desert Garbage Bin 🚮
🚮Plastic Recycle Bin 🚮
🚮Metal Recycle Bin 🚮 Stone Recycle Bin 🚮
The Legend of Zelda DLC
🚮Hyrule Trash Bin 🚮 Clock Town Trash Bin 🚮
🚮Death Mountain Trash Bin 🚮 Zoro's Domain Trash Bin 🚮
Barnyard Bash DLC
🚮Barnyard Trash Bin 🚮
African Antics DLC
🚮Safari Trash Bin 🚮
The New World DLC
🚮Wild West Trash Bin 🚮

💡Standard Lamp Post 💡 Cute Lamp Post 💡
💡Modern Lamp Post 💡 Vintage Lamp Post 💡
💡Fantasy Lamp Post 💡 Rustic Lamp Post 💡
💡Prehistoric Torch Post 💡 High Neon Post 💡
The Legend of Zelda DLC
💡Castle Lamp Post 💡 Termina Lamp Post 💡
💡Goron City Torch Post💡 Kakariko Lamp Post 💡
Barnyard Bash DLC
💡Farm Lamp Post 💡
African Antics DLC
💡Safari Lamp Post 💡
Reptilian Rampage DLC
💡Reptilian Lamp Post 💡
The New World DLC
💡Colonial Lamp Post 💡

⛩Wooden Arc ⛩ Stone Arc ⛩ Floral Arc ⛩ Japanese Arc ⛩
The Legend of Zelda DLC
⛩Castle Arc ⛩ Death Mountain Arc ⛩
⛩Lanryu Arc ⛩ Lake Hylia Arc ⛩
Barnyard Bash DLC ⛩Barn Arc ⛩
African Antics DLC ⛩Safari Arc ⛩
The New World DLC ⛩Colonial Arc ⛩

💦Pretty Pond 💦 Duck Pond 💦 Koi Pond 💦 French Pond 💦
The Legend of Zelda DLC
💦Fishing Pond 💦
Barnyard Bash DLC
💦Goose Pond 💦
African Antics DLC
💦African Pond 💦
Reptile Rampage DLC
💦Turtle Pond 💦
The New World DLC
💦Yellowstone Pond 💦

⭐️Binoculars ⭐️ Kiddy Slide ⭐️ Kiddy Swings ⭐️
⭐️Kiddy Sandbox ⭐️ Kiddy Jungle Gym ⭐️
⭐️Miniature Tokyo Tower ⭐️ Miniature Big Ben ⭐️
⭐️Miniature Statue of Liberty ⭐️ Miniature Eiffel Tower ⭐️
⭐️Safari Jeep ⭐️ Thatched Hut ⭐️ Tee-pee ⭐️
⭐️Suit of Samurai Armor ⭐️ Mineral Deposit ⭐️ Phone Booth ⭐️
⭐️Small Geyser ⭐️ Miniature Volcano ⭐️ Canoe ⭐️
⭐️Haystack ⭐️ Campfire ⭐️
The Legend of Zelda DLC
⭐️Catapult ⭐️ Miniature Death Mountain ⭐️
⭐️Zoro Waterfall ⭐️ Ganon' Throne ⭐️
⭐️Hyrulian Knight Armor ⭐️ Majora’s Mask ⭐️
⭐️Lon Lon Stables ⭐️ Water Wheel ⭐️
⭐️King of Red Lions ⭐️ Magic Armor Suit ⭐️
⭐️Lon Lon Crate ⭐️ Kakariko Well ⭐️
Barnyard Bash DLC
⭐️Scarecrow ⭐️ Discarded Shovel ⭐️
⭐️Farm Well ⭐️ Wooden Bucket ⭐️
⭐️Feeding Trough ⭐️ Farm Tractor ⭐️
⭐️Grain Silo ⭐️ Small Barn ⭐️
⭐️Medium Barn ⭐️ Large Barn ⭐️
⭐️Farmhouse ⭐️ Large Farmhouse ⭐️
African Antics DLC
⭐️Termite Mound ⭐️ African Cave ⭐️
⭐️African Urn ⭐️ Ancient Vase ⭐️
⭐️Crossing Spears ⭐️ African Drum ⭐️
⭐️African Tribal Mask ⭐️ Mixing Bowl ⭐️
Reptile Rampage DLC
⭐️Tortoise Shell ⭐️ Crocodile Skull ⭐️
⭐️Anaconda Shedded Skin ⭐️
The New World DLC
⭐️Wild West Building ⭐️
⭐️Saloon ⭐️ Sheriff’s Office ⭐️
⭐️Wanted Poster ⭐️ Animal Bones ⭐️
Colonial House ⭐️ Wagon ⭐️
⭐️Dream Catcher ⭐️ Igloo ⭐️
⭐️Miniature Mt Rushmore ⭐️
Miniature White House ⭐️
⭐️Miniature Golden Gate Bridge ⭐️

Enriching your Animals Lives

Simply building an exhibit, throwing in an animal, slapping down some trees and rocks, and sitting back an watch won't necessarily make the animal happy. Animals need things to help keep themselves happy and entertained just like how visitors need animals to keep themselves entertained. Animals also need shelters to sleep in and food trays to eat from. This section will list all of the possible enrichment, shelter, and food items.
  • Canine Bone Toy: Perfect for your Gray Wolves and African Wild Dogs.
  • Feline Mouse Toy: Perfect for your Bengal Tiger and Ocelot!
  • Old Tire: Perfect for a wide range of animals!
  • Rubber Ball (Small): Perfect for your smaller critters like Red Pandas.
  • Rubber Ball (Medium): Perfect for your not-so-small critters like Chimpanzees.
  • Rubber Ball (Large): Perfect for your larger animals like Grizzly Bears.
  • Floating Barrel: Perfect for bodies of water for those who like to play.
  • Scratching Post: Perfect for those animals who need to trim their claws.
  • Old Tree Log: Perfect for our resident elephants.
  • Salt Lick: Perfect for our bovine and equine friends!
  • Jungle Gym: Perfect for our cute monkeys!
  • Tire Swing: Perfect for those monkeys who love to play!
  • Sunning Rock: Perfect for our big cats like Lions and Cheetahs.
  • Tree Fort: This fake tree has a fort built it into it that offers Primates places to climb and jump around! Playful Primates
  • Primate Net: This net stretches from one side to the next. Primates love climbing up and down it! Playful Primates
  • Rope Swing: This rope is attached to a branch that allows Primates to perform amazing swings back and forth! Playful Primates

Building Up the Zoo with Buildings

While the zoo tickets will help make a profit, buildings such as food stalls REALLY help bring in a profit. Though, some of the larger buildings such as restaurants require more upkeep costs to survive. Players can also choose to customize each individual stall by assigning it to produce a certain type of product. For example, a hamburger stall is not limited to only hamburgers but also Double Cheeseburgers. Players can choose to expand stalls making them larger which in turn brings in more profit by accommodating more guests and producing more food. Being able to further customize an individual stall requires a higher ranking within the current zoo map.

Food Stalls

Type Name Item #1 Item #2 Item #3 Item #4 Item #5 Item #6 Item #7 Item #8
Hamburger nintenzoo
Hamburger Stall Hamburger Cheeseburger Double Cheeseburger Bacon Cheeseburger Avocado Burger Smokey BBQ Burger The Grand Ol' Lion

Hotdog nintenzoo

Hot Dog Stall Hot Dog Smoked Brat Cheesewerst Chili Cheese Dog Jalapeno Chili Dog Gourmet Hot Dog Footlong Hot Dog
Frenchfry nintenzoo
French Fry Stall French Fries French Fries M French Fries L French Fries SS Spicy Fries Cheesy Fries Curly Fries Steak Fries
Pizza nintenzoo Pizza Stall Cheese Pizza Pepperoni Pizza Bacon Pizza Pineapple Pizza Anchovy Pizza Teriyaki Chicken Pizza Calzone
Sandwhich nintenzoo Sandwich Stall Ham & Cheese Sandwich Sub Sandwich Reuben Sandwhich Roast Beef Sandwich Club Sandwich BLT Sandwich Cheese-steak Sandwich
Ice cream nintenzoo
Ice Creeam Stall Vanilla Chocolate Mint Sherbet Peanut Butter Strawberry
Friedchicken nintenzoo
Fried Chicken Stall Chicken Nuggets Fried Chicken Wings Buffalo Wings Korean Chicken Wings Karage Chicken Atomic Chicken Wings
Salad nintenzoo
Salad Stall Garden Salad Cesar Salad Cucumber Chicken Ranch Salad Greek Salad Deku Nut Salad
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Candy nintenzoo
Candy Stall Chocolate Candy Gummy Candy Bubble Gum Candy Rock Candy Poprocks Candy Sour Gummy Candy Jawbreaker Candy Chu Jelly
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Sushi nintenzoo
Sushi Stall Tuna Roll Salmon Roll California Roll Shrimp Nigiri Sushi Octopus Nigiri Sushi Dragon Roll Rainbow Roll Spicy Crab Roll
Soup nintenzoo
Soup Stall Chicken Noodle Soup Vegetable Soup Clam Chowder Soup Pumpkin Soup Corn Soup Miso Soup Lumpy Pumpkin Soup
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Restaurant nintenzoo
Restaurant Hamburger and Fries Course Spaghetti Course Steak Dinner Course Escargot Course Pot Roast Course Sweet & Sour Pork Course Mongolian BBQ Course Buffet Course
Zeldarestaurant nintenzoo

Legend of Zelda DLC
The Restaurant of Time Rock Sirloin Course Ordon Cheese Pasta Course Herb Hylian Loach Course Hyoi Pear Surprise Course Odd Mushroom Souffle Course Windfall Seagull Roast Course
Pretzle nintenzoo

Barnyard Bash DLC
Pretzel Stall Salted Pretzel Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Cinnamon Pretzel Garlic and Herb Pretzel Jalapeño Popper Pretzel Pizza Pretzel
Popcorn nintenzoo

Barnyard Bash DLC
Popcorn Stall Popcorn with Butter Cheese Popcorn Caramel Popcorn Popcorn Mix Toffee Flavored Kettle Corn
Fruit nintenzoo

African Antics DLC
Fruit Stall Strawberries Oranges Cherries Apples Peaches Pineapples Watermelons Dragonfruits
BBQ nintenzoo

Reptile Rampagr DLC
BBQ Stall BBQ Chicken BBQ Pork BBQ Steak BBQ Sausage BBQ Lamb
Cookie nintenzoo

New World DLC
Cookie Stall Chocolate Chip Cookie Sugar Cookie Frosted Cookie Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal Cookie Snickerdoodles Thin Mints Macarons
Pie nintenzoo

New World DLC
Pie Stall Cherry Pie Pumpkin Pie Apple Pie Pecan Pie Peach Cobbler Pie Rhubarb Pie
Nuts nintenzoo

Playful Primates DLC
Nuts Stall Peanuts Almonds Cashews Pecans Macademia Roasted Chestnuts

Drink Stall

Type Name Item #1 Item #2 Item #3 Item #4 Item #5 Item #6 Item #7 Item #8
Water nintenzoo
Water Stall Water Spring Water Vitamin Water Mineral Water Hot Spring Water
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Great Fairy's Tears Water
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Juice nintenzoo
Juice Stall Orange Juice Grape Juice Apple Juice Cranberry Juice Peach Juice Pineapple Juice Acai Juice Lemonade
Soda nintenzoo
Soda Pop Stall Soda Pop Cola Pop Root Beer Ginger Ale Ramune Health Potion
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Coffee nintenzoo
Coffee Stall Black Coffee Espresso Caffe Latte Cappucino Stamina Potion
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Cocoa nintenzoo
Barnyard Bash DLC
Coco Stall Hot Coco Gingerbread Hot Coco Peppermint Hot Coco Salted Caramel Hot Coco Hot Coco with Jumbo Marshmallows
Slushie nintenzoo

Barnyard Bash DLC
Slushie Stall Strawberry Slushie Pineapple Slushie Cola Slushie Fruit Punch Slushie Mixed Fruit Slushie
Energydrink nintenzoo

Reptile Ramage DLC</span>
Energy Drink Stall Low Volt Energy Mid Volt Energy High Volt Energy Coffee Energy Drink

Product Shops

Type Name Item #1 Item #2 Item #3 Item #4 Item #5 Item #6 Item #7 Item #8 Item #9 Item #10 Item #11 Item #12 Item #13
T-shirt nintenzoo
T-Shirt Stall Zoo T-Shirt Panda T-shirt Lion T-shirt Grizzly T-shirt Elephant T-shirt Gorilla T-shirt Moose T-shirt Giraffe T-shirt Hero of Time T-ShirtLegend of Zelda DLC Triforce T-Shirt
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Outset Island T-ShirtLegend of Zelda DLC Sheikah T-ShirtLegend of Zelda DLC
Hat nintenzoo
Hat Stall Baseball Cap Top Hat Cowboy Hat Zoo Hat Clown Wig Propeller Hat Sleeping Cap Football Helmet Zoo Hat Hero of Time Cap
Legend of Zelda DLC
Ganon Crown
Legend of Zelda DLC
Princess Crown
Legend of Zelda DLC
Minish Cap
Legend of Zelda DLC
Balloon nintenzoo
Balloon Stall Red Balloon Pink Balloon Yellow Balloon Blue Balloon Green Balloon Purple Balloon Orange Balloon White Balloon Triforce Balloon
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Goddess Drop Balloon
Legend of Zelda DLC
Sheikah Balloon
Legend of Zelda DLC
Tingle Balloon
Legend of Zelda DLC
Flower nintenzoo
Flower Stall Rose Daisy Petunia Violet Sunflower Carnation Tulip Town Flower
Legend of Zelda DLC
Exotic Flower
Legend of Zelda DLC
Sea Flower
Legend of Zelda DLC
Ancient Flower
Legend of Zelda DLC
Heart Flower
Legend of Zelda DLC
Toy nintenzoo
Toy Stall Stuffed Lion Toy Stuffed Polar Bear Toy Stuffed Elephant Toy Model Airplane T-Rex Toy Zookeeper Action Figure Remote Control Car Giant Stuffed Teddy Bear Plastic Master Sword
Legend of Zelda DLC
Stuffed Deku Scrub
Legend of Zelda DLC
Heart Container Pillow
Legend of Zelda DLC
Epona Tricycle
Legend of Zelda DLC
Sunglasses nintenzoo
Sunglasses Stall Regular Cool Classy Fashionable Cute Kiddish Hyrulian Shades
Legend of Zelda DLC
Book nintenzoo
Book Stall Animals of the World Animal Encyclopedia Habitats Zoo: A History Daily Newspaper Fashion Magazine Zoo Coloring Book Zelda Encyclopedia
Legend of Zelda DLC
Map of Hyrule
Legend of Zelda DLC
Hyrule Royal Family (tLoZ)
Music nintenzoo
Music Stall Sounds of Africa Sounds of the Americas Sounds of Asia Sounds of India Sounds of Australia Ambient Natural Music Bird Calls Sound of Lake Hylia
Legend of Zelda DLC
Sounds of the Deku Forest
Legend of Zelda DLC
Goron Tribal Songs
Legend of Zelda DLC
Hyrulian Chants
Legend of Zelda DLC
Temple of Time Orchestra
Legend of Zelda DLC
Souvenir nintenzoo
Souvenirs Stall Zoo Information Book Zoo Chocolates Zoo Picture Frame Zoo Card Discount Ticket Gift Zoo Animal Toy Zoo Matching Outfits Hyrulian Picture Frame
Legend of Zelda DLC
Rock from Death Mountain
Legend of Zelda DLC
Eagle Whistle Grass
Legend of Zelda DLC
Amiibo Figurine
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Animal Houses

Type Name Item #1 Item #2 Item #3 Item #4 Item #5 Item #6 Item #7 Item #8
Reptilehouse nintenzoo
Reptile and Amphibians House Reptiles and Amphibians of Asia Reptiles and Amphibians of the Americas Reptiles and Amphibians of Africa Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia Dangerous Snakes! Living Fossils Marine Reptiles
Birdhouse nintenzoo
Aviary Birds of Asia Birds of the Americas Birds of Africa Birds of Australia Birds of Europe Flightless Birds Birds in Our Backyard Our Watery Feathered Friends
Insetchouse nintenzoo
Insect House Insects of Asia Insects of the Americas Insects of Africa Insects of Australia Dangerous Spiders! Butterfly Happiness Firefly Night Insects of Hyrule
Legens of Zelda DLC
Smallmammal nintenzoo
Small Mammal House Small Mammals of Asia Small Mammals of the Americas Small Mammals of Africa Small Mammals of Europe Marsupials of Australia Small Primates
Aquarium nintenzoo
Aquarium Fish of Asia Fish of the Americas Fish of Africa Marine Fish Shark Attack Crabby Critters Jellies on Parade Fish of Hyrule
Legend of Zelda DLC

Other Buildings

Type Name Item #1 Item #2 Item #3 Item #4 Item #5 Item #6 Item #7 Item #8
Bathroom nintenzoo
Bathroom Handicap Accessible Baby Changing Room Genderless Bathroom
Info nintenzoo
Information Kiosk
Atm nintenzoo
Compost nintenzoo
Compost Post
Staff nintenzoo
Staff Shack

Staffing Woes

Zoos need to be maintained by staff and staff need to be paid in full. This is one of the important aspects of managing a zoo is to budget your employers pay! Staff fill in a number of important functions and, without them, the zoo wouldn't be able to turn a profit! From curing sick animals to sweeping up poo to maintain stores and researching new conservation methods; staff are just as essential to the animals in a successful zoo.

Staff members come in a variety of shapes and ethnicities as well as male and female. The staff member is randomized upon being hired and has no bearing to previous hired staff. In addition, staff members can upgrade their skills by performing certain tasks regularly. For example, a maintenance worker who often repairs fences will level up that skill point thus allowing him to better repair and upgrade fences.

Upgrading your staff also has other rewards as it allows them to change colors with more colors being available at levels 5, 25, 45, 65, 85, 100. This is especially essential to Performers who wear suits such as the Elephant Suit. Staff will level up when they upgrade their skill points. Upgrading them not only increases their wage but also causes them to be more attentive to their duties, faster when traveling, and performing their duties quicker. They also spread happiness to those around them.


What zoo wouldn't be complete without a Zookeeper? These busy staff members watches over the every day needs of the zoo's residents. If an animal becomes sick, they are there to cure them. If the animal needs a bath, they are there to wash them. If the exhibit is full of poop, they are there to clean it. You can also assign zookeepers to a particular exhibit where they will attend to. Assigning more zookeepers than is needed will result in them becoming bored and neglect the duties. The starting wage of a Zookeeper is $25 an hour.

Skill Points

  • Medicine (decreases the chance of an animal becoming sick again)
  • Feeding (increases the nutritional value of the food)
  • Washing (increases the happiness factor of the animal)
  • De-pooping (increases the speed of sweeping up poop)

Maintenance Worker

Maintenance Workers are hired to repair old and broken fences, broken-down buildings, damaged scenery objects, and other tasks of this nature. Fences, buildings, and scenery items deteriorate over time with some lasting less than others. Maintenance workers ensure the zoo functions normally and its facilities are up to speed. A maintenance worker can be directed to watch a specific zone, building, or exhibit and will spend his off time walking the area or sitting on benches. The starting wage for a Maintenance Worker is $20 an hour.

Skill Points

  • Fence Repair (increases the strength of repaired fences)
  • Building Repair (increases the speed of repairing buildings)
  • Scenery Repair (decreases the cost of purchasing an identical item of the repaired item)
  • Walkway Repair (increases the value of the walkway)


Groundskeepers are brought into make the zoo looks beautiful. Without them, the flowers would be dead, bushes would be unkempt, and grass would be five feet high. Groundskeepers water plants, trim bushes, sweep up garbage, empty garbage cans, and mow the grass. The Groundskeeper can be set to patrol a particular zone to make sure its spotless. The starting wage for a Groundskeeper is $15 an hour.

Skill Points

  • Mowing (increases the mowing speed)
  • Watering (decreases the number of times plants need to be watered daily)
  • Trimming(increases trimming speed)
  • Cleaning (extends the area of cleaning)


Stores don't sell products themselves. They need a Shopkeeper to ensure the store is managed and items sell. Stores, stalls, shops, and restaurants are the prime source of income for the zoo and important is it's stability. Regardless of whether the store is selling plush toys, shark teeth, or selling hamburgers or pizza, the shopkeeper is there to make sure money is brought in for the zoo. Shopkeepers should be assigned a store to be in charge of though they will also head to the closest unoccupied store as well. The starting wage for a Shopkeeper is $10 an hour.


  • Stocking (decreases the time to stock bought-out items)
  • Displaying (increases visitor happiness upon visiting the store)
  • Advertising (increases the amount of visitors who come to the store)
  • Ordering (speeds up time for new items to arrive)

Security Guards

Security Guards patrol the areas of the zoo to watch out for escaped animals, hooligans, thieves, poachers, and other unsavory people. Animals who do escaped are reported by the guard and can be subsequently captured by them or the player. Hooligans will cause property damage by breaking things like benches. Theives may try to swindle money out of stores or visitors. Poachers are particularly bad and will try to capture an animal and take it away for some evil purpose. Security Guards can be set to zone a particular area. The starting wage for a Security Guard is $22 an hour.

Skill Points

  • Capturing (increases chance of a successful capture)
  • Wariness (increase radius of spotting trouble)
  • Chasing (speeds up movements while on a chance)
  • Deterrence (decreases chances of vandalism and crime within the park)

Tour Guide

Tour Guides gathers visitors and guides them around to certain exhibits; telling them about information regarding the animal. This not only increases the visitors overall happiness but may also give the player information about a certain animal which will increase the relationship between it and the player. Tour Guides can be connected to up to 5 exhibits and will move to each one after each tour. It is best to keep them close together as keeping them far apart causes wasted time in traveling. The starting wage for a Tour Guide is $18 an hour.

Skill Points

  • Charm (increase visitors happiness)
  • Information (increases relationship rate between player and animal)
  • Attention (holds greater attention to players thus preventing them from leaving)
  • Patronage (increases chances that tour participants will donate money to the exhibit)


Performers come in a wide range of sizes, colors, and shapes by donning on a suit and parading about the zoo. Performers, while not essential to running a zoo, provide happiness to the visitors and increases the overall rating of the zoo. Performers can change suits though will need to go to the Staff Shack to change. They can also be set perform in a certain area. The starting wage for a Performer is $12 an hour.

Available Costumes

  • Elephant Costume (start)
  • Tiger Costume (start)
  • Gorilla Costume (start)
  • Zebra Costume (start)
  • Lion Costume (Level 5)
  • Grizzly Bear Costume (Level 5)
  • Orangutan Costume (Level 25)
  • Polar Bear Costume (Level 25)
  • Crocodile Costume (Level 45)
  • Giant Panda Costume (Level 45)
  • Federation Marine Costume (Level 65)
  • Koopa Troopa Costume (Level 65)
  • Birdo Costume (Level 85)
  • Goron Costume (Level 85)
  • Eggplant Wizard Costume (Level 100)
  • Tom Nook Costume (Level 100)
  • Hero of Time Costume (tLoZ Amiibo)
  • Ganon costume (tLoZ Amiibo)
  • Zora Costumes (tLoZ Amiibo)
  • Farmer Costume (Barnyard Bash)
  • Cow Costume (Barnyard Bash)
  • Scarecrow Costume (Barnyard Bash)
  • Hippo Costume (Africa Antics)
  • Hyena Costume (African Antics)
  • Cheetah Costume (African Antics)
  • Safari Costume (African Antics)
  • Turtle Costume (Reptilian Rampage)
  • Native American Costume (New World)
  • Pioneer Costume (New World)
  • Gold Miner Costume (New World)
  • Cowboy/girl Costume (New World)
  • Founding Father Costume (New World)
  • Statue of Liberty Costume (New World)
  • Bandito Costume (New World)
  • Monkey Costume (Playful Primates)

Skill Points

  • Cheer (Increases visitors happiness which spreads as long as they are nearby)
  • Crowd (draws in nearby visitors to watch the show)
  • Donation (increases chances of visitors donating to the zoo)
  • Endurance (increases endurance level so as to not have to take so many breaks)


Researchers help Safari Monita by going out of the zoo and researching animals in the wild. They will report to Safari Monita on possible ways to get new animals, foliage, buildings, and other researchable means. Players can select the items they discover and commission them to research it. While employing more than one Researcher to a task is overall beneficial, having too many may hamper, delay, or even cancel the research. Researchers will then return back to the zoo after completing a successful trip and will need to rest before going back out into the field. Researchers starting wages begin at $30.

Skill Points

  • Observation (Increases chances of finding new items to research)
  • Diligence (decreases chances of Researchers dropping the task at hand and coming back to the zoo in defeat.)
  • Dedication (decreases time needed to rest after a trip)
  • Intelligence (increases overall speed of research)

Crack Open the Books and Let's Research!

Researching and Development or "R&D" for short is important for bringing in new animals, foliage, and ideas into the zoo that will better the zoo overall! Safari Monita and Researchers will help make this possible...granted they are given money at the beginning. First off, players must higher a Researcher and commission them to go out into the field and investigate one of many categories. These include:
  • Animals (Research on how to bring new animals to bring into the zoo. This is also extended to devising new ideas for animal enrichment, dietary, shelters, medicine, and animal care)
  • Foliage (Research on new foliage items to bring into the zoo's exhibits)
  • Scenery (Research new ideas and concepts for scenery objects. This also includes non-exhibit foliage like bushes and flowers)
  • Buildings (Research new designs for yet-to-be-built buildings or new products for ones you have built. You can also research new exhibits to put into animal houses)
  • Conservation (Research new ways to help support endangered animals and participate in conservation programs to bring revenue into the zoo.)

Once a Researcher discovers a new item to research, you can either give him or her the task of researching it or to give it to a Researcher who is currently available. Tired or weary Researchers may drop the research and return back to the zoo to rest. You can see how difficult it is and approximate length of time to complete the research to determine whether to give the task to the current Researcher or give it to an available one. If during the researching task, the Researcher ends up leaving the assignment; the task will pause and then start back up once a new Researcher arrives and begins.

Research is broken down into levels 1, 2 and 3 with three being the most difficult. Research tasks in level 3 may require multiple Researchers to tackle it and tends to take a much longer time to complete. Each task can have up to 3 Researchers assigned to it at a time though is is unadvised to task three Researchers at a Level 1 assignment. This may lead to the Researchers not completing their work or delaying it. The level and assignment difficulty will effect the price needed to research the item.

Spread the Word and Advertisement

Advertisement can bring guests to your zoo and also helps increase zoo eating and income. Advertising is a great yet expensive way to boost your zoo overall. There are five ways to advertise your zoo:
  • Fliers: Print out and distribute fliers! Cost is low but less coverage.
  • Radio: Tune in and listen to your advertisement! Cost is low and Co averages is moderate.
  • Television: Air a commercial about your zoo on television. The cost is moderate with high coverage.
  • Internet: Go high tech and show some ads on zoo-related websites! Cost I s I ohh and coverage is high.
  • Prime Time Ad: Some television programs like national singing competitions and national sports tournament are draw in millions of watcher sites.This is the most expensive but has the highest coverage.}}

While technically not advertisement, a good write up by a VIP will also bring in guests and generate income.

After choosing the method, you can choose what you want to advertise!

  • Animals: Pick an animal and set how many weeks you want to advertise!
  • Food: Pick an food and set how many weeks you want to advertise!
  • Attraction: Pick an attraction/ride/building and set how many weeks you want to advertise!
  • Zoo: Set how many weeks you want to advertise your entire zoo!

Help Save Animals with Conservation

Conservation is a great way to bring attention to your zoo and to highlight key issues in regards to animal conservation. Through Conservation, you can help vulnerable to critical things endangered animals through breeding, education, research, and protection. Players can pick an animal to help conservate and successfully breeding and making these animals heathy educates people on the needs of these animals.

When you successfully help an at-risk Species, you also increase your Conservation seating which brings it more rewards when milestones are passed. This also positively affects your Zoo sting and income. However, failing to help conservate an animal or missing a particular requirement may result in a negative rating which negatively affects your zoo.

Help Donate!

Purchase of Ninten-ZOO helps with Conservation as inebriate third of your purchase goes to Conservation programs in real life! This is also true for downloadable content. If you are also able to help donate real-life currency to Conservation program so through an in-game advertisement function.

DLC for your Zoos!

Ninten-Zoo will be releasing periodically updates via DLC content. There are three times: free updates, mini-packs, and expansion packs.


Amiibos can be used for included new content in your zoos! When you scan an amiibo into your current zoo Ninten-ZOO, it will unlock content specific to that franchise! To date,t he only Amiibo that can unlock content is The Legend of Zelda Amiibo which includes the following:

Expansions Packs

Barnyard Bash:Bring some farm animals to your zoo! Include animals such as Jersey Cows and Suffolk Sheep! You can even put in a pettingzoo! Mini-Pack - $5.99

Legend of Zelda DLC: Get legendary and bring some famous LoZ monsters into your zoo! Free Update
African Antics: Get on the Wilde side and bring some african critters into your zoo! Animals such as the Masai Giraffe and Serval will delight guests! Expansion Pack - $14.99
Reptilian Rampage: Get cold-blooded an add some reptiles to your zoo! Wether it’s the giant Komodo Dragon or the critically endangered Gharial. Mini-Pack - $5.99
New World: Come and explore the new world! It’s ripe for the picking! Adding in animals such as the Kodiak Bear, Coyote, and White-Tailed Deer will be well appreciated! Expansion Pack - $14.99
Playful Primate: It’s time to monkey around with these playful primates! Wether it’s the striking Colobus Monkey, noisy Red Howler Monkey, the beautiful Golden Lion Tamarin, or the mysterious Aye-Aye; these pronates will be the perfect addition to your zoo! Mini-Pack - $5.99

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