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Planet Zoo Celebrates Second Anniversary with Free Update

Planet Zoo

Frontier Developments have released the free 1.7.2 update and weekend event to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Planet Zoo.

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This update adds the Black and White Ruffled Lemur and the Bernie’s Bake Shop as new additions to your dream zoo. Frontier Developments will also be running a limited time event over the weekend.

Until November 7th, players can release animals to gain bonuses. Every 5 animals released gives players an animal with an 80% boost in a random gene, with a 1/50 chance of it being a rare color variant. Every 20 animals released rewards players with a new avatar outfit. You can read more about the update and events here.

You can find the rundown (via GamersGate) below:

Build a world for wildlife in Planet Zoo. From the developers of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon comes the ultimate zoo sim, featuring authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them. Experience a globe-trotting campaign or let your imagination run wild in the freedom of Sandbox mode. Create unique habitats and vast landscapes, make big decisions and meaningful choices, and nurture your animals as you construct and manage the world’s wildest zoos.

SIMULATION RUNS WILD

Meet a world of incredible animals. From playful lion cubs to mighty elephants, every animal in Planet Zoo is a thinking, feeling individual with a distinctive look and personality of their own. Craft detailed habitats to bring your animals’ natural environments home, research and manage each species to allow them to thrive, and help your animals raise families to pass their genes onto future generations.

MEANINGFUL MANAGEMENT

Manage an amazing living world that responds to every decision you make. Focus on the big picture or go hands-on and control the smallest details. Thrill visitors with iconic exhibits, develop your zoo with new research, and release new generations of your animals back into the wild. Your choices come alive in a world where animal welfare and conservation comes first.

LIMITLESS CREATIVITY

Planet Zoo’s powerful piece-by-piece construction tools let you effortlessly make your zoo unique. Every creative decision you make impacts the lives of your animals and the experience of your visitors. Let your imagination run wild as you dig lakes and rivers, raise hills and mountains, carve paths and caves, and build stunning zoos with a choice of unique themes and hundreds of building components.

SHARE AND INSPIRE

Join a connected community and share the world’s most creative habitats, scenery and even whole zoos on the Steam Workshop. See your own designs appear in zoos around the world, or discover fresh new content from the Planet Zoo community every day.

Planet Zoo is available on Windows PC (via GamersGate, and Steam).

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