Building an airlock in Planet Zoo can be a great way to ensure that all of your guests get a great view of your animals, but how do you build an airlock in Planet Zoo? Our video and guide will walk you through it in no time.
Much like the guest gates, you would expect to be able to build the track and place the barriers around it, but sadly, it’s not that simply, and can take a little bit of practice to get the airlock right.
It’s worth noting, that once you have built an airlock in Planet Zoo, you are able to build another enclosure and have the track run through multiple enclosures, but be sure to add some ground cover along the track, so the tours do not disturb your animals too much, especially with more timid animals.
How to Build the Airlock
Building the airlocks and track is very simple, once you get the hang of it, simply follow the steps below, and you will have both airlocks and tracks up and running in no time.
- Build the stations for the transport rides if you haven’t already (there are several to choose from)
- Build the habitat (Make sure it’s big enough for the animals to be happy in even with a track running through it)
- Build the Airlocks into the habitat walls, make sure you have done both an entrance and exit
- Build the track right up to the gate until you see the connection icon pictured below
- Once you have made the connection the rail / track will continue inside the habitat
- Connect the track to the exit Airlock and complete the track
Powering the Track
Don’t forget the track needs power to run, be sure to build power sources within the range of the track and airlocks and make sure to have your engineers check the nearest power source often so the transportation doesn’t break mid-tour.
Reminds me of the time my old Fiat Punto broke down at my local safari in the wolves den, wasn’t fun getting a push start! And you don’t want your guests going through the same either.
Another important thing to pay attention to is the size of your habitat, you can have multiple transport rides and airlocks running through your habitat, so make sure that your habitat is big enough that your animals can hide and get some personal space if they need to.
Check on an animal’s social welfare if you are not sure if the transport is affecting them. If social is right down at the bottom, they may need more coverage or their shelter may be too close to the tracks.
You can see how comfortable animals are around humans by looking at them on the Zoopedia, this will show you their relationship with humans, less confident animals will lose social welfare quicker when around guests.
Maintaining social welfare is just as important as physical welfare, so make sure to keep an eye on the enclosure after completing your track, and add more cover if animals are starting to become stressed, this will make both guests and animals happier.