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Planet Zoo: Southeast Asia Animal Pack DLC and 1.5 Update Now Live

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Frontier Developments have released the Southeast Asia Animal Pack DLC for their zoo management sim, Planet Zoo.

This new DLC pack adds a new scenario, as well as eight new animals from Southeast Asia. These include the Sun Bear, Clouded Leopard, Malaysian Tapir, Proboscis Monkey, North Sulawesi Babirusa, Binturong, Ussuri Dhole, and Giant Leaf Insect.

You can find the launch trailer below.

The Southeast Asia Animal Pack DLC costs $9.99 USD.

UPDATE: While the DLC is currently available on Steam, it will also be available soon on GamersGate.

The DLC coincides with the free 1.5 update. This major update adds many highly requested features, like UI tweaks, custom billboards, multiple zoo entrances, multi-selecting, timed scenarios, and more. You can read more about the update here.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

DISCOVER DIVERSE AND STUNNING ANIMALS

The most authentic zoo simulation expands with Planet Zoo’s Southeast Asia Animal Pack! Discover diverse and distinctive animals from a vibrant continent in the game’s first animal-focussed DLC. Containing eight amazing creatures, all with fascinating behaviours to observe and unique needs to meet, this is the most new animal additions in Planet Zoo to date.

There’s also a brand new scenario to try your hand at. Set deep within a beautiful Malaysian paradise, it’s a perfect showcase for the pack’s incredible animal assortment. So grab the Southeast Asia Animal Pack now and start building your ultimate zoo.

KEY FEATURES

WELCOME 8 NEW ANIMALS

Get ready to adopt seven amazing habitat animals and one exhibit creepy-crawly, all native to Southeast Asia. This pack includes the sun bear, clouded leopard, Malaysian tapir, proboscis monkey, North Sulawesi babirusa, binturong, Ussuri dhole, and giant leaf insect. You’ll build stunning habitats for them, entertain them with enrichment items, and teach your guests all about them.

Get a rare, first-hand glimpse of the usually secretive and solitary clouded leopard, a gorgeous spotted cat seldom seen in the wild. See spirited sun bears frolic and play with each other before climbing high in trees. Give your proboscis monkeys their favourite food to graze on.

Make an ideal exhibit in which the expertly camouflaged giant leaf insect can feel safely concealed. Hear packs of dhole howl their distinctive whistle as they communicate with each other. Care for these animals and more as you nurture them through their entire life cycle, helping them thrive in the park or releasing them into the wild.

YOUR NEW SCENARIO AWAITS

The Haiwan-Hebat Park needs your help! Roughly translating from Malay as Great Animal Park, the enterprise was mid-expansion when funding fell through. Now it’s your chance to finish the job on time and on target. Set in the heart of Perak, Malaysia, and surrounded by a stunning tropical rainforest biome, your job is to complete half-finished habitats, adopt spectacular new animals, hire capable staff, and open up to the world.

Success depends on you building a profitable park in which animal welfare is top priority. Use all scenery pieces already available to you, as well as detailed piece-by-piece construction and landscaping tools, and make a meaningful contribution to wildlife park management. As well as the scenario being a fitting home for the pack’s eight new animals, you can also add any of Planet Zoo’s existing menagerie, such as the Indian Elephant, Salt Water Crocodile, and Western Lowland Gorilla.

DIVE INTO THE STEAM WORKSHOP

Planet Zoo: Southeast Asia Animal Pack is fully compatible with the Steam Workshop. Join a connected community and browse the world’s most creative habitats and scenery, discovering amazing and original player-made content every day. Or, create your own wonderful designs and upload them for players across the globe to download into their games. You can share anything you like, from reptile centres to restaurants. With over 50,000 Planet Zoo items on the Steam Workshop and counting, go ahead and jump in today.

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

Image: Steam

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