It’s the holiday season, so Planet Zoo wants to celebrate the proper way — with an Arctic pack. Today, Frontier Developments announced the release of the new paid DLC, which brings a nice amount of “cool” content to the game to enjoy in time for the festive season. It goes for $9.99, and comes with a free update that makes some tweaks to the game.
What does the Arctic Pack include?
The pack introduces four new habitat animals, along with a pair of additional scenarios and hundreds of new foliage and scenery items. The graceful arctic wolf, majestic polar bear, wintery reindeer, and hardy Dall sheep are yours. In addition, the two arctic scenarios introduce new challenges to overcome, as you ensure animal welfare and take care of guests.
As for the update, it’s available now and comes with a number of changes. These include a new aging slider that helps with the aging of the animal life cycle. In addition, there are also immediate family members, new heat maps to track crime and inbreeding, additional nature assets, enrichment items, and a number of fixes and improvements.
On top of that, Frontier shared details on how well Planet Zoo has done since its release. Here are some stats that players may find interesting:
- 62 million animals born
- 23 million staff hired
- 5 million enrichment items placed
- 7 million animals released into the wild
Check out the trailer for the Arctic Pack below, and get the DLC pack for Planet Zoo now. It’s available on Steam.
Want to read up on each of the different animals available? Check out the stats provided by Frontier Development below.
- Native to north-western North America, ranging from white to slate brown in colour and having curved, yellowish-brown horns
- The sheep inhabit the subarctic mountain ranges of Alaska, the Yukon Territory, the Mackenzie Mountains in the western Northwest Territories, and central and northern British Columbia
- Dall sheep are found in relatively dry country and try to stay in a special combination of open alpine ridges, meadows, and steep slopes with extremely rugged ground in the immediate vicinity, to allow escape from predators that cannot travel quickly through such terrain.
- The polar bear is a large species of bear that lives in the Arctic Circle and the Sub Arctic. Their coat is completely white, with dark eyes and a dark nose
- Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world
- Polar bears do not need to drink as they can produce water through digesting seal blubber
- With the exception of a mother with her cubs, polar bears are solitary
- Arctic wolves, also known as white wolves, are a large canid species that live in Northern Canada and Greenland. They are large pack predators that feed mainly on muskoxen and arctic hares, although they may also eat foxes, birds and bear cubs as well as scavenge carrion.
- Arctic wolves are larger and stockier than other species of wolves to enable them to withstand the harsh conditions in which they live
- Arctic wolves can withstand temperatures as low as –53oC
- The reindeer is a species of ungulate that lives throughout the Arctic and Sub Arctic
- The appearance of reindeer changes depending on where they are from and the time of year, but generally they have a brown and white coat and face with a white underside and muzzle, often with darker coloration on the snout.
- The North American reindeer (caribou) migrates up to 5000km, the furthest of any land mammal
- The most mature and dominant reindeer stags have the largest antlers