A brand-new expansion for the ultimate zoo simulation, Planet Zoo has been announced. Bringing players a mesmerising selection of animals hailing from dunes, deserts and dusty plains, Planet Zoo: Arid Animal Pack arrives on PC via Steam on the 20th of June for a suggested retail price of £7.99/$9.99/€9.99. All players can also enjoy a range of new features as part of a free base game update.
Discover new miraculous species in Arid Animal Pak
Planet Zoo: Arid Animal Pack introduces eight impressive new species to the game, each of which has adapted to some of the world’s harshest, driest climates. Meet the Dromedary Camel, instantly distinguished by its singular hump; the African Crested Porcupine, with its trademark head crest and spiky quills; the majestic Black Rhino; the elegant Addax; the stripe-legged Somali Wild Ass; the endearing Sand Cat; the sprightly Dama Gazelle; and the venomous Desert Horned Viper Exhibit Animal.
Each new animal’s behaviours are bound to amaze guests. Although they might want to keep their distance from the Dromedary Camel, which may spit if approached! Visitors can marvel at the small yet playful Sand Cat as it uses enrichment items such as the Rubbing Pads and Cardboard Box in new ways. Players can listen as the Somali Wild Ass bray to one another. Guests can also spot the African Crested Porcupine resting near its burrow. It may even raise its distinctive quills if feeling cautious.
Put your skills to the test
In addition to eight intriguing species, aspiring zookeepers are invited to put their management skills to the ultimate test as part of a new Campaign Mode scenario. Prolific socialite Tiffany Summers arrives in the Arabian Desert and is determined to prove she can handle the heat. Players must work to transform the plot of land she received from her father. Help it become a magnificent animal oasis in preparation for the park’s grand opening.
Alongside the pack, a free base-game update brings all players a range of extras, enhancements, and quality-of-life updates. Among the additions is a new Staff Flexi-colour tool. This allows everyone from keepers to security to sport vibrant new colourways at team or individual level. Meanwhile, players looking to view their parks and capture their creations in exciting new ways can use the Scenic Mode Camera and Cinematic Route Editor.
Planet Zoo: Arid Animal Pack requires the Planet Zoo base game to download and play. Planet Zoo is available now on Steam with an RRP of £34.99/$44.99/€44.99,