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
|Mutation||Description||How To Unlock||Level 2 Requirements||Level 3 Requirements||Effect|
|Buff Lungs||You inhale and your cells burn bright with an enhanced energy capacity.||Bought from BURG.L for 7,000 Raw Science||N/A||N/A||Increase stamina|
|Grass Master||Like an insatiable lumberjack you're becoming a living lawn mower. Your intimate knowledge of chopping grass allows you to topple them with increasing ease.||Cut down 50 grass||Cut down 200 grass||Cut down 500 grass||Increase chopping power|
|Rock Cracker||A path of destruction is left in your wake and it's clear that busting makes you feel good. Your little arms bring hammers down with an ever-growing efficiency.||Break 25 Rocks & Clay nodes||Break 75 Rocks & Clay nodes||Break 100 Rocks & Clay nodes||Increase resource breaking power|
|Ant-Nihilator||The ant has become a familiar threat, and you begin to know your enemy inside and out. Death and devastation greet all ants that face you.||Kill 50 ants||Kill 100 ants||Kill 150 ants||Increases damage to ants|
|Lil Fist||Your tiny limbs flail and crash upon foe after foe. With every little swing these bitty bones of your harden and muscles tighten.||Kill 50 enemies with fists||N/A||N/A||Damage increase|
|Coup de Grass||Discovering a beacon of hope in the darkness lifts your will to survive. Bursts of inspiration flash before your eyes in the heat of battle as you land blows one can only describe as lucky.||Find the four-leaf clover||N/A||N/A||Critical hit chance increased|
|Juicy||Like a true bookworm, you can't resist a wall of text. An encyclopedic knowledge of beverage ingredients enriches you.||Find all Punch-O juice boxes: Tropicop, Lemon Crime, Armed Raspberry, Apricop, Peach||N/A||N/A||Thirst and hunger decreases slower|
|Natural Explorer||With each landmark found you gain a better understanding of the lay of the land. Your tiny feet traverse the yard like it's the back of your hand.||Find 5 landmarks||Find 20 landmarks||Find 50 landmarks||Increases movement speed|
|Cardio Fan||Exhausting your tiny body over and over again, your cells adopt a more efficient respiration process.||Drain your stamina 100 times||Drain your stamina 250 times||Drain your stamina 500 times||Increases stamina regen|
|Reliable Friend|| Life in the lawn is filled with narrow escapes and you've beenright there for all of it. Your muscle memory, mixed with ope and determination, makes harrowing rescue all the more probably.||Revive 5 teammates||Revive 15 teammates||Revive 30 teammates||Increased revive speed|
|Sharpshooter||A film crawls across the surface of your eyes, allowing you to focus with deadly clarity. Deal increased damage with all bow type weapons.||Kill 50 enemies with a bow||Kill 100 enemies with a bow||Kill 200 enemies with a bow||Increases bow damage|
|Meat Shield||Your size to meat ratio is off the charts and you take hits like a champ.||Sold by BURG.L||N/A||N/A||Increased max health|
|Fresh Defense||A plume of mint dust envelopes you and sends a cool wave rippling through your skin. Cells activate a freshness layer to combat the sting of all that stinks and burns.||Collect mint||N/A||N/A||Increased gas resistance|
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.