There’s a new update and animal pack available for Planet Zoo, and there’s a lot going on. The North America Animal Pack introduces many new animals, behaviors, and items, and it all looks adorable and/or majestic, depending on the animal. If you’ve ever played Planet Zoo and thought, “this is pretty fun, but I sure could use a California sea lion or two to spruce things up,” then this new pack is for you.
How many new animals, exactly, are included in the new pack? Take a deep breath:
New Animals in Planet Zoo – North America Animal Pack
- American Alligator
- Black-tailed Prairie Dog
- California Sea Lion
- North American Beaver
- Arctic Fox
- American Bullfrog
You’ve also got a new beaver pool, along with a host of new food enrichment items that can be used with different animals, including a Skittle Feeder, Piñata Pronghorn, and Melon Feeder. The new North American Beaver gets an underwater Herbivore Feeder, too, because those things are adorable and can have whatever they want.
The North America Animal Pack is available as a DLC purchase on Steam and requires the base Planet Zoo game.
Update 1.7 is also now available and is free to any owners of the base game. While not as exciting as the North America Animal Pack, the update introduces some new ways to manage the park itself, along with several bug fixes. You now have the option to toggle sculpted terrain in a variety of biomes, along with new terrain height maps. There are also new guest barriers because sometimes you want to be extra sure that little Timmy isn’t going to wander off into the moose enclosure.
Update 1.7 also fixes a ton of bugs. Here are some of the biggest ones:
Planet Zoo Update 1.7 – Bug Fixes
- Conservation status of animals has been updated.
- Numerous scenery bugs have been fixed.
- Fixed issue where staff would sometimes refuse to enter buildings.
- Multiple improvements to UI, including easier-to-navigate Zoopedia and new help topics/
- Fixed multiple sounds issues, mostly involving animals failing to make sounds when killing, being killed, or mating.
Full details of the new update and animal pack can be found on the Planet Zoo website. If you missed it, check out our coverage of the Africa Pack, Australia Expansion, South America Pack, as well our review of the base game itself.