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Planet Zoo

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Frontier Developments
Release Date: Nov. 5, 2019

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'Planet Zoo' Conservation Pack And Free Update Planned For Later This Month - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2022 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT

Planet Zoo is the ultimate zoo simulation featuring authentic living animals, rich management, and limitless creativity, players can build and manage a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first.

From the makers of Planet Coaster (2016) and Jurassic World Evolution (2018) comes the ultimate zoo simulation, featuring authentic living animals, rich management, and limitless creativity. Build and manage a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first.

Planet Zoo presents the most authentic animals in videogame history. From playful lion cubs to mighty elephants, every animal in Planet Zoo is an individual who thinks, feels and explores the world you build around them. They care about their surroundings and each other, with complex environmental and social needs. Nurture your animals throughout their lives, study and manage every species to see them thrive, and help them raise young to pass their genes onto future generations.

Manage your own zoo in an expressive world that reacts to every choice you make. Focus on the big picture or go hands-on and look after the smallest details. Thrill visitors with prestigious animals and famous exhibits, develop your zoo and research new technologies, and release animals back into the wild to repopulate the planet.

Players can explore the crucial role zoos play in protecting animals and ecosystems with Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack, arriving on Steam on June 21, 2022 for a suggested retail price of £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99.

Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack invites players to discover five unique endangered animals from across the globe, and explore how their zoos can help them thrive. Przewalski’s Horse, the last truly wild horse, with its stocky build, once again roams the dry grasslands of Mongolia thanks to reintroduction efforts. The critically endangered Amur Leopard, with its stunning cream-spotted coat, is the subject of innovative global breeding programmes. The vocal Siamang is most at home issuing its melodic call from high branches in increasingly fragmented Indonesian forests. The Scimitar-Horned Oryx, whose long horns are especially desired by hunters, is one of the most endangered species in the pack and is considered extinct in the wild. Finally, the Axolotl exhibit animal, a unique amphibian native to Mexico, whose aquatic habitat is under threat. 

Along with the chance to care for and learn about these captivating new creatures, zookeepers can fully embrace the concept of a modern, self-sufficient zoo thanks to over 150 stunning new sustainability-inspired scenery pieces. From a vibrant backdrop of pollinator-friendly meadow flowers and versatile trees such as the Korean Pine, to sustainable maintenance props and environmentally friendly buildings, the pack contains everything avid builders need to create the authentic look of a bustling conservation-focused zoo. 

Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack also includes a brand new timed scenario set against a breathtaking Mongolian-inspired backdrop. Budding conservationists must put their skills to the test as they work to protect endangered species against the clock. Time is of the essence, as Zookeepers are tasked with the rescue, rehabilitation and release of these animals, while also ensuring improved surroundings, guest education, renewable energy sources, and plant diversity remain paramount.

Of the upcoming Conservation Pack, Executive Producer Steve Wilkins said, “The team are honored to be able to bring Planet Zoo players closer to some of the world’s most endangered animals, and to highlight the important role of zoos in animal protection and education. We hope that the educational value of the game can contribute to the wider message around conservation and habitat preservation.”

Alongside the pack, players will also enjoy a free base-game update, which brings with it a range of extras and improvements, including animal chorus behavior for select species, interactive education stations, and a new climbing enrichment, from which zoo guests can observe the Siamang’s fascinating brachiation behavior, and more.

Please note the Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack requires the Planet Zoo base game in order to download and play. Additionally, for those looking to discover the delights of Planet Zoo for the very first time, Planet Zoo: Ultimate Edition is the definitive version of the game, offering every piece of DLC ever made.

Unleash your creativity with the next evolution of Planet Coaster’s best-in-class creation mechanics. Craft stunning scenery and habitats, dig lakes and rivers, raise hills and mountains, and carve tunnels and caves as you build your own zoo. See your animals and visitors respond to your creative vision, and share your designs with friends in Planet Zoo’s online community. Bring the world’s greatest designs home to your own zoo for your animals and visitors to enjoy.

Planet Zoo is available for PC (Steam) at £34.99 / $44.99 / €44.99 with a bevy of DLCs.

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