Today I finished the last habitat in my zoo. Just some filling in the gaps to go and it is done
@Swjosdotschka Here are the two houses I've built so far. Hope you enjoy them and I would love to see how you use them in your zoo.
Continuing down the SE Asia trail, just opposite the Bornean island habitat is the outdoor yard for clouded leopard. There is an indoor habitat that these two rotate with another individual male, which you haven't seen yet, as that is in the nocturnal house.
I definitely strayed away from the purely tropical vibes the other habitats thus far have, it's still tropical but with a hint of temperate thrown in haha. I'm pretty proud of this build, I think it's the best one so far. I am disappointed I couldn't work the hammock in however, the way the habitat slopes down would've been basically ruined by it unfortunately.
I've built a round Koala House. It worked better than I've expected. I still need to close a few really small Gaps in the Roof that exist due to the Design with Logs between the Wall Pieces.
I've also learned that it seems like Koalas only stay almost all the Time on their Trees if there are no Enrichment Items in the Enclosure because as soon as I gave them Enrichment Items, they started being on the Ground almost all the Time. Is there some Way to prevent them from staying on the Floor for so long without deleting all Enrichment? Putting the Enrichment Items on other Climbing Stuff might work but it would look weird with the Food Trees and I want no artificial Climbing Structures in that Enclosure.
I've also done a few Changes to the Big Cat House. I've added Brick Walls that surround the Entrance Area and added a potted Palm Tree to it. I will probably add more later when I discover the perfect Places for them
For some Reason they are climbing more often after I've started the Game again. I hope it stays that Way.It seems to be less about the enrichment and more about the traversable area. I think it was FoxyDee who mentioned this a while ago and it worked: They should have minimum space, just enough to meet their requirements, but not much more. As soon as I put them in such a small habitat, they climbed all the time. While in a larger one with a lot of free space, they spent most time on the ground.
I like the Roof of the Enclosure. Just looks like it could end like the Mandrill Enclosure in my Forest Zoo (the Ropes were too wide apart and the Mandrills were climbing on Top of it)@Ulysse That's beautiful! I really like your climbing frames
@Aramar I find it really hard to balance those animal talks, I had the same problem in my larger zoo.What helps me to get the education rating up besides that is to try and cover every path with a speaker. So I give the education speakers the biggest range (without them overlapping of course), so that wherever the visitors walk, they hear something. And about the empty shops, maybe you could try to lower the prices a bit? I hope you can save your zoo!
I made some progress with my habitat for the clouded leopards. I wanted to try a very industrial vibe, but I plan to give them a lot of foliage. I really like it so far and hope to finish it on the weekend. The overpass is from the workshop. Oh, and I found out that the two leopards I bought from the market are actually siblings. So I have to resell and buy new ones. They have to breed, because the habitat is huge
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Just had a Idea. Maybe add some Shops close to the Talk Points if you add Educators again. I think this would be a great Opportunity to sell the Guests something to eat, drink or some SouvenirsI am trying to save my zoo because I'm losing all the money (and I don't have to pay refunds). My visitors think that the zoo is great and about 30 % say they want to ride the monorail, but they don't do it (it is open and working well). They are very thirsty and hungry, but I have plenty of shops which most of them are empty. I have so many vendors that I spend a fortune on staff salaries. They think it is too hot, but I have covered almost all the paths with coolers set to 30 C (it's a zoo on a Spanish city on the Mediterranean, lower temperatures would be too unrealistic). All my animals have very high welfare and I have animal talks, the original education boards and speakers for all of them, but the education rating is extremely low. The overall satisfaction of my visitors is less than 50 %.
I think that the problem was that all people were walking to the animal talks and therefore they didn't do anything else. I've fired all my educators (13, so I was spending a lot of money on them) to see if this fixes the situation. I don't know what else to do. I don't want to have to turn money off.
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