If you’re looking for ways to save money in Planet Zoo, I have a great tip for you today! In order to save money on building multiple habitats, why not let animals share a habitat.
Certain animals in Planet Zoo gain Interspecies Enrichment. This means by sharing a habitat with a particular species, they’ll get an enrichment bonus.
You can find out which animals are compatible with other species by checking out Planet Zoo’s Zoopedia within the game. The easiest way of doing this is to navigate to the Animal Trading section. From here, search for an animal on the market, and click Zoopedia on the right-hand side.
Planet Zoo Interspecies Enrichment
As you can see in the example above, the African Buffalo gains interspecies enrichment from the following:
- Black Wildebeest
- Common Ostrich
- Common Warthog
- Plains Zebra
- Reticulated Giraffe
- Sable Antelope
- Thomson’s Gazelle
All of the animals listed above gain enrichment from sharing a habitat with each other.
If you’re unsure of whether an animal will or won’t get a benefit from sharing with another species, check out the image above.
The paw icon in the Zoopedia screen indicates whether animals will gain interspecies enrichment or not.
Interspecies Enrichment is a bonus that contributes to an animal’s overall welfare. If your animal is lacking in some areas of their welfare, the Interspecies Enrichment bonus can help to balance the tables.
It’s not a required factor, nor is it going to make a huge difference, but there are a few benefits.
As I’ve already mentioned, before allowing animals to cohabit, check their Zoopedia entries first. If you start mingling animals that aren’t compatible, you could have a loose cannon (or lion) in the works!
Planet Zoo Animal List Interspecies Enrichment
|African Buffalo||American Bison||Black Wildebeest||Common Ostrich||Common Warthog||Plains Zebra||Pronghorn Antelope||Red Ruffed Lemur||Reticulated Giraffe||Ring Tailed Lemur||Sable Antelope||Springbok||Thomson's Gazelle|
|Red Ruffed Lemur||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||-||✘||✔||✘||✘||✘|
|Ring Tailed Lemur||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✔||✘||-||✘||✘||✘|
Staff and Guest Benefits
As well as it being cheaper and easier to construct one large habitat, animals sharing a habitat have other benefits too.
Your Planet Zoo staff will find it a lot easier to manage your animals who share a habitat.
Your guests will also gain a positive experience from this, being able to see a large collection of animals all at once. This saves them from getting tired by walking too far, and they can learn about multiple animals at once.