The zoo is a special building that is unlocked upon reaching 500 Artisans (or 1000 Obreros) whose purpose is to increase the attractiveness of an island by housing animal items that are rewarded from quests, expeditions, neutral AI trader NPCs, and other sources.
Many animals are part of sets, and completing a set of animals in a Zoo will provide a unique bonus to either nearby buildings, the whole island, or the region (depending on the set), e.g. completing the Domestic Animals Set gives +5% production and -10% maintenance cost to any Animal Farm within the island that the zoo is placed. The set to which an animal belongs is displayed on its item tooltip, and a list of all sets can be seen when clicking on the Zoo entrance building.
List of Animals
While the main building itself does not provide attractiveness, the modules that attach to it gives the player an opportunity to display an Animal per module, up to 100 modules. Each module costs 100 credits and 10 influence. The amount of additional attractiveness a module gives is determined by the rarity of the animal placed within it:
The Music Pavilion is a unique cultural module, added in Botanica DLC, which can hold a music sheet item which boosts the attractiveness of animals from specific sets.
- See: Music Pavilion
Notes about the Zoo, its modules, and Animals:
- Multiples of the same animal can be placed in individual modules, as long as you have more than one count of that animal in your island's inventory, e.g Having 3 Goats means you can place all 3 of them in the zoo, 1 per module.
- The majority of Animals are only obtainable by doing Zoological Expeditions, or by passing random Events in any expedition. However some animals can be bought from Madame Kahina, or be gifted to the player by Bente Jorgensen.
- At least one tile of the module has to be adjacent to the main building, adjacent to another module, or adjacent to a decoation that is part of the Zoo.
- There is no limit to the amount of zoos which can be built on the same island. Items may be split in order to exploit smaller areas or take advantage of different bonuses from Sheet Music, as only one Music Pavilion can be attached to the main building. The downside of having more zoos is higher maintenance cost and total space used.