I decided to try my hand at another sandbox zoo, after the one I was originally working on started crashing. In my last zoo I was going to have all the animals of the world in different sections. However, I was still working on the Africa section when it stopped working.
So, I decided to try an Asia zoo, and will eventually try others. I’ll probably try an Africa zoo again too. Asia stretches all the way from Japan to Israel, and includes a huge chunk of Russia. There are a lot of animals.
As much as I love the elephants, they are a pain in the ass. I had the same problem with the African variant in my old zoo; they just don’t stay in their enclosures. Even when all their bars for everything are completely green, they keep knocking the walls down. The only way to stop this in both instances, was to build a moat so they physically couldn’t perform the action. In the old zoo I tried concrete walls and electric fences and they just gave no shits.
I told myself I wouldn’t take as many screenshots of this game as I have of JWE but that went out the window very quickly. I am a serial screenshotter.
At the moment I’m working on a bunch of enclosures seen from a riverboat ride, with no fencing on the water edge. I’ve ballsed up the terrain a lot so the animals can’t actually access even the shallow part of the river, but I’ve gone too far to redo it.
A continuing gripe I have with the game is the way the zookeepers do things. They never fill up the normal food troughs, they only fill the “food enrichment” which is basically things like rollerballs with food holes. It’s like only existing on treats instead of a proper diet. Even though people insist that keepers will fill the troughs if the enrichment isn’t enough, this seems to be untrue because I frequently receive alerts about animals starving, and I have to call a keeper to the enclosure to sort it out. But it often doesn’t, animals become hungry instead of outright starving. Just fill up everything and wait for the animals to eat it, Jesus.