I love the game but remembering all of the controls is near impossible when you're just getting started. Why? Well because there are pages and pages of them! So, I created this webpage as the ultimate Planet Zoo Cheat Sheet for newbies and veterans alike.
|Undo||Ctrl + Z|
|Redo||Ctrl + Y|
|Controls Help Menu||F1|
|Copy Object||Ctrl + D|
|Edit Grouped Objects||R|
|Move the Camera||Mouse|
|Camera Zoom||Scroll Wheel|
|Camera Zoom In||Page Up|
|Camera Zoom Out||Page Down|
|Hide the HUD||F12|
|Open Heat Maps||H|
You can find a much more extensive list of controls in the game but I figured these may be the ones that you use the most.
When it's time to build your own zoo from scratch or increase the number of different species in a zoo, this is the best thing to do. Yeah. It would be fun to build your own habitats or use the the larger or endangered animals first. But that's the wrong thing to do when you're just starting out. Why?
Creating habitats to be shared by compatible species is by far one of the more realistic elements of the game. In the game it's called interspecies enrichment. And it's a saving grace when you have limited space to create larger/many habitats in a zoo. There are many challenges where you have to have a certain number of different species in the zoo and this is the perfect way to do it.
Check the "Zoopedia" to see which animals are comaptible. Then build a habitat big enough to comfortably house as my of the compatible species as possible. This also means that:
This is a problem that I had to figure out on my own. If the ratio of male to female animals in the same habitat is not proportionate then they may start to compete for dominance.
To avoid this, look up that species in the Zoopedia and check the male to female numbers. It will tell you exactly how many males and females you should have in the same habitat.
I just found that this can happen among different male species in the same habitat too. For me, it was between a giraffe and a springbok. I fixed this by releasing the older male sprinboks to the wild or trading them. I also reduced the overall number of springboks in that habitat.
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