Zoo World, created by RockYou!, is a Facebook game where you generate zoo cash by caring for zoo animals. In this Zoo World strategy guide, we will identify killer Zoo World tips, how to play Zoo World and how to win lots of money. As new features are released by RockYou! we’ll update this Zoo World guide to keep it current. If you know of any more tips or winning strategies that are not listed here yet, please follow the directions highlighted directly below to submit them to be incorporated into this game guide.
Zoo World Beginners
How to install Zoo World app – To install Zoo World, you will need to do a search for it on the Applications page. Once your search returns, click the title of the application. The following page will show a description of the Zoo World game. Look for the Go To Application button on the left side of your page and click it. Then click Allow on the following page to finish your installation. You will now be redirected to the Zoo World game where you can begin playing.
How to buy and place Zoo World animals – To purchase animals for your zoo, you will need to click the Shop icon at the bottom of your game or click the Shop tab at the top of your zoo. The page will then reload and you will see the shop items. In the Category menu, you will need to click Animals. That will display the animals you can purchase. The animals you can purchase will depend on the level you are on. To buy an animal, click the Buy button below the animal you want to buy. If you want to buy more than one, drop the box down and select your quantity and then click the Buy button. When you click the Buy button, you will see a box open and ask you to confirm your purchase. If this information is correct, click the Confirm button in the box. If it is not correct, click the Cancel button and you can make your selection again.
Once you have confirmed your purchase, the store will reload. If you want to buy another animal, you can do so. If you are ready to return to your zoo and place your new animal in your zoo, click the Visit Zoo tab at the top of the page. When your zoo loads, you will see a screen telling you that you have items in your inventory. You will be asked if you want to place these items in your zoo. Click the checkmark button to open your inventory box so you can place your animals.
In the inventory box, you will see the animals you have purchased. Click on an animal and drag it to the spot you want it. If you have more animals, you can drag them to where you want. When you are finished placing your animals in your zoo, click the green check mark on the right side of the panel to close the inventory box. You will then be returned to your zoo.
How to buy Zoo World staff – Buying staff for your zoo will help improve your report card and keep your zoo in order. It is important that you buy a manager, so that is the first thing you should buy. To buy staff, you will need to click the Shop button at the bottom of your game. When the page reloads, click the Staff link under Category. The page will then load the staff that you can purchase. Click the Buy button below the staff you want to buy. A box will open and you will need to confirm your purchase by clicking the Confirm button. The page will reload and you can purchase more staff.
Right above the Staff, you will see items that you need to purchase. It is probably a good idea to go ahead and purchase what is being suggested to you. Those suggestions will better your zoo and help improve your report card. Once you are finished buying the staff, you can return to your zoo.
How to buy Zoo World items – Purchasing other items such as restrooms, trashcans, and parking lots will help improve your report card score. To purchase these items, you will need to visit the shop. Under the Category menu, you will need to click Support. The page will reload and you will see the items you can purchase. To purchase items, click the Buy button below the item. Then confirm it when the box opens. When you have purchased the items you want and ready to place them in your zoo, click the Visit Zoo tab at the top of your game. When your zoo loads, you will see a message telling you that there are items in your inventory box. Click the checkmark to open the box and click the Zoo icon in the inventory box. Now you can place the items you purchased in your zoo. To place the items, click the item and drag it to where you want it. Continue doing this until you have placed all of your items in your zoo. Click the check mark to close the box when you are finished.
Accessing your inventory box – If you purchased items, animals, or have gifts and decided you wanted to wait to later to add them, you may have a bit of trouble trying to find them. That’s because you have to click the Edit button to view them. When you click the Edit button, you will see your items. You will then need to drag your items to your zoo. Click the check mark when you are finished to close your editing box.
How to move Zoo World animals and items – You can edit the layout of your zoo by moving your animals and other items. You will need to click the Edit icon located in the bottom part of your zoo. Once you click the Edit icon, the page will reload and your editing panel will open. You can drag animals and other items to your editing panel if you need to get them out of the way for a minute. You can also drag animals and other items around your zoo and place them where you want. If you have placed items in your editing panel, you can get them out and place them back in your zoo by dragging them to where you want to place them. Basically, if you want to move animals and items around your zoo, you will just need to drag them to where you want them. After you have your zoo the way you want it, click the check mark on the editing panel and you will be returned to your zoo and will see your new layout.
How to view animal information – Each animal in your zoo will provide information on the animal. If you would like to see information on a particular animal, simply click the animal. When you click the animal, you will see a box open and in the box is the information for the animal. To close the box, click the check mark.
What does the number beside each animal represent? – In Zoo World, you will see a number beside each animal. This number represents the quantity of animals. For example, if you have penguins, you can have more than one penguin in the igloo. The number of penguins will be listed in the corner of the exhibit.
What is a unique species? – These are a particular type of animal (i.e. tiger, bear, etc.) in which you can obtain from the Zoo World shop or via trading with your friends.
Helping lost animals – Sometimes you will encounter lost animals. When this happens, you will see a pop up asking you to help a lost animal. Helping these animals will earn you extra money in the Zoo World game. When these pop ups occur, you will see what animal it is and how much you will earn if you help the animal. To help the animal, click the Help button on the pop up. A new box will pop up and this box will allow you to publish the lost animal to your Facebook Wall. You will need to click Publish in this box to post it to your Wall. If you do not publish it, your friends cannot see it and therefore they can’t adopt it. You need your friends to be able to adopt it in order for you to earn your money. You can also attach a note in the Publish box before publishing it. If you want to attach a note, simply type what you want in the top box and then click the Publish button. It will then be posted to your Facebook Wall and your friends can begin adopting the lost animal.
Changing the price of admission – You can change the price of admission to what you want. Keep in mind that setting a high price for admission may hurt you more than help you. To change the price of admission, click the Home tab at the top of your Zoo World game. Then look for the Ticket Price box at the top of the page. Drop the box down and select your price and click the Save button. Your price will then be changed and your page will reload. You can then return to your zoo if you want.
What are unlimited animals? – These are animals that you can gift or trade with your friends without losing them from your zoo. Unlimited animals include the following: Rhinoceros, Emperor Penguin, Otter, Bison, Giraffe, Zebra, Caribbean Flamingo, Siberian Tiger, African Elephant, Lion, Monkey, Jaguar, Tree Frog, Pot-bellied Pig, Bonobo, Hippopotamus, Tortoise, Giant Panda, Polar Bear, Caribou, Camel, Rattlesnake, Koala, Gazelle, and Kangaroo.
What are daily hidden treasures? – There is a thing in Zoo World called, “Daily Hidden Treasure”. Finding the daily hidden treasure will earn you zoo dollars. To find the treasure, you will have to click on your animals and other items. When you click the right item, you will see a pop up message letting you know you have found the treasure. Then you will see how much zoo dollars you have earned. Click the check mark to close the box.
Your Zoo World report card – Your report card plays an important part in Zoo World. If you have a high score, more people will visit your zoo. Therefore, you will make more Zoo World money. To view your report card, click the letter beside your zoo money. The letter represents your score. When you click the letter, you will see a box open. In this box, you will see your score for each section of your zoo. Then you will see your overall score. To close the report card, click the check mark on the box.
Finding your Zoo World level – To find out what level you are on, you will need to visit the Home tab. Under the Ticket Price option, you will see Level Achievement. That will tell you what level you are on.
Bookmark Zoo World – You can easily access your Zoo World game by bookmarking it. When you open your game, you will see a splash screen asking if you want to bookmark the game. Click the Bookmark button and your game will be placed in the bookmarks. You will also notice your Zoo World game is also bookmarked at the bottom of your Facebook page. You can click the icon to easily load your game. You can also click Applications and click Zoo World to access it.
The Start Zoo Day button – If you have been inactive for some time, your zoo will time out. Therefore, you will not have visitors and will not earn zoo dollars. To start earning money again, you will need to click the “Start Zoo Day” button. Then your visitors will return and you will begin earning zoo dollars again.
Thumbs above Zoo World visitors’ heads – When your visitors are leaving your zoo, you will notice a thumb above their head. A thumbs up means they liked your zoo and that goes towards your report card score. If it is a thumbs down, that means you need to make improvements to your zoo and this will also go towards your score.
Zooming in/out of Zoo World – When your Zoo World loads, you will only see a few of your animals. That’s because your game is zoomed in a bit. After your game loads, you can zoom in and out of your game. In the bottom, right corner of your game, you will see the Zoom bar. You can click the minus icon to zoom out of your zoo or the plus icon to zoom in. If you are trying to zoom out to see all of your zoo, you will have to click the minus icon a few times.
Navigating Zoo World – To navigate your zoo, you can do two things. The first way to navigate is by grabbing your zoo with your mouse and moving it. You can drag the zoo around with your mouse. The second way is to use the navigation tool in the bottom, right corner of your game. You will see the four arrows and these are the arrows you will need to use to navigate it. It is a lot quicker to use your mouse though.
Turning music on/off in Zoo World – The music and sounds can sometimes become annoying. Then there are times you may want to hear them. In the top left corner of your game, you will see a sound icon and a music icon. Clicking an icon one time will turn it off, clicking it again will turn it on.
What are Wildlife Points? – Wildlife points allow you to buy unique animals and items. You will find that some of the animals and items cannot be purchased with cash, so you would need Wildlife points to purchase them.
How to invite Zoo World friends – The more friends you have in Zoo World, the more zoo money you can make daily. To invite your friends, you will need to load your zoo. At the bottom of your zoo, you will see an Invite Friends button right before your first friend. Click that button and the page will reload. Click the friends that you wish to invite. Then click the Send Invitation button. Another box will open and you will need to click Send in that box to complete the task. The invitation will then be sent to the friends you chose.
How To Play Zoo World
How to earn zoo dollars – There are a few different ways to earn Zoo World money. Below you will find a list of the ways to earn Zoo World cash.
- Level up – The amount of zoo cash you can make is determined by what Zoo World level you are on. The greater your level the more zoo dollars you can earn.
- Zoo World visitors – Visitors will generate zoo cash for you when they visit your zoo. You have the option of setting the admission price to what you want. By default, the ticket price is set at $1. You can change it to what you want.
- Visit friends’ zoos – You can visit your neighbors’ zoos to earn zoo cash. When you visit a friend, you will earn $200.
- Shaking trees – If you have trees in your zoo, you can shake them once a day to earn about $10 in zoo cash.
- Take the daily quiz – Answering the daily quiz’s question(s) can earn you extra Zoo World cash.
- Play the zoo lotto – Playing the Zoo World lotto gives the opportunity to make zoo cash. It will cost you a few wildlife points but even if you lose you can earn zoo dollars as a consolation prize.
- Finding hidden treasures – You can find hidden treasures in your zoo and your friend’s zoos to earn zoo dollars. Make sure you check for buried treasure by clicking on not only the animals but the kiosks too!
- Click on wildlife point trees – Clicking on the wildlife trees will cause them to drop wildlife points for which you can convert to zoo cash.
- Convert wildlife points – You can also convert your wildlife points to earn more zoo dollars. You can do this by clicking the Wildlife Funds tab at the top of your game. Then select the amount of points you want to convert.
How to earn wildlife points – There are a few ways to earn wildlife points. Below you will find the ways available for earning points.
- Leveling up – Every time you complete an achievement level, you will earn one wildlife point.
- Buying wildlife points – You can also purchase wildlife points via your credit card or PayPal account.
- Filling out surveys – You can fill out surveys and offers to earn wildlife points.
Visiting Zoo World friends – You can visit your friends in Zoo World to help them out and also to earn more money for your zoo. You can find your friend’s list at the bottom of your game. You will see all of the friends that play the game in this list. To visit a friend, click the friend’s thumbnail. When you click a friend, you will see a message pop up. This message is telling you Thank You for visiting and you have earned $200. Click the check mark to close the box. Then you can select another friend and collect $200 from them. You may need to use your arrows to see more friends. These arrows are located at the beginning and end of the friend’s bar. To go back to your zoo, click the Home icon right above your friend’s list.
How to send Zoo World gifts – Sending gifts to your friends is a great way to help your friends build up their zoo. If you send them gifts, they will more than likely return the favor. To send gifts, click the Gift icon at the bottom of your game. The page will reload and you will see the gifts that are available. Which gifts are available will depend on the level you are on. When the gift page loads, you will need to click the Gift button below the gift that you want to send. A box will then open and you will see the names of your friends. Check the box next to the friends that you want to send the gift too. Then click the Send button to continue. A new box will open and let you know you have chosen to send your friends a gift. Click the Send button to send it. The gift will then be sent and your gift page will reload. You can then click the Visit Zoo tab to go back to your zoo.
How to accept Zoo World gifts – To accept a gift, you will need to click the link located in your Request section of Facebook. If you have a lot of request, you may need to click the See All link to see if you have any gifts. On the following page, you will see the gift or gifts that were sent to you. Beside the gift will be an Accept button that you will need to click. After accepting the gift, you will be redirected to your Zoo World Home page.
Now you will need to click the Visit Zoo tab. When your zoo loads, you will see a box telling you that you have gifts. Click the check mark to accept the gifts. The gift panel will open in the bottom of your game. Grab a gift with your mouse and drag it to where you want it. Then let go of your mouse. If you have more gifts, you can place them in your zoo too. Once you are finished, you can click the check mark to close the box.
Grab friends’ daily hidden treasures – You can also find daily hidden treasures at your friends’ zoos. At the bottom of your game, you will see the list of friends. If you see a treasure chest at the top of their photo that means they have a hidden treasure in their zoo. Go to their zoo and click their items and animals. Once you find the treasure, you will see a box pop up and let you know what you get. Click the check mark to close the box.
How to improve your Zoo World report card score – The main way to improve your report card score is by purchasing the things you need. For example, your restroom score may be poor or low. That’s because you may not have a restroom. If you purchase a restroom, the score will go up. You will also need staff to help improve your score. Purchasing the items in your report card will improve your overall score.
How to advance through Zoo World levels – When you visit your Home page to see what level you are on, you will also see what you will need to do in order to move up. You will need to complete these achievements to move to the next level. Once you have completed the achievements in the boxes, you will move up to the next level. As of right now, there are 42 levels in Zoo World.
How to recruit Zoo World zookeepers – Zookeepers are needed for your animals and you can recruit your friends as zookeepers. Click the Recruit Zookeepers tab at the top of your game. When the page reloads, you will see the box with your friend’s names in it. Click the box next to the friends that you want to recruit. Then click the Recruit Zookeepers button. The page will reload and you will see the zookeepers you have recruited.
How to train Zoo World animals – If you want to train animals in Zoo World, you will have to locate the animals that can be trained. Not all animals can be trained. When you click on an animal, you will see a Train button if that particular animal can be trained. Click the button to train your animal. You will have to train the animal each day until it is fully trained. The amount it will cost you to train an animal will depend on the animal and trick.
Zoo World Strategy
Increase Zoo World animals – Buy as many animals as you can in the Zoo World game. The more animals you have, the more visitors you will get and the more Zoo World money you will earn.
Breed animals – Breeding Zoo World animals that are rare or ultra rare will increase your zoo value. You should only do this if you are able to provide the intense care and attention newborn animals need. Before you can start breeding animals, you’ll need to buy at least two of the same type of animals
Maintain a high report card score – Try to keep your overall report card sky high. A high score will also bring in more visitors which means more Zoo World cash.
Visit Zoo World friends frequently – Visiting your friends daily allows you to earn more Zoo World dollars for your zoo.
Get daily hidden treasures – Look for the hidden treasures every time one is available to earn more Zoo World money.
Give to Zoo World friends – Send your friends gifts to help them build up their zoo and they’ll be more inclined to return the favor.
Don’t be a blabber mouth – When you’re playing Zoo World you’ll frequently be prompted to share accomplishments. When the pop up window appears you should hit the skip button to cancel such postings to your profile unless these achievements are milestones. Posting too much to your profile is offensive to your Facebook friends and can lead to them hiding all the content you share or unfriending you. To disable all profile postings for Facebook games, check out our Facebook Guide. It contains step-by-step instructions to not only alter the settings for Facebook apps but it also includes quick Facebook tips and tricks to adjusting your profile’s privacy settings and why you may want to do that.
Trade in Internet Explorer – The most popular web browser is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, it can be quite a resource hog and it can result in slow page loads or a complete freezing of your game at times. If you’re having problems with this, try downloading a lighter and quicker browser like Opera or Google Chrome.
Submit Zoo World friend requests the right way – When you submit a request for someone to join you in Zoo World, make sure you include a short message as to what the Facebook friend add is for. Placing the words “Zoo World add” or “Zoo World” into your message box with the invite will inform the recipient of the reason for the Facebook friend add and allow them to allocate your friendship to the proper Facebook friend list (i.e. Zoo World friends).
Join Zoo World groups and fan pages – Increasing your Zoo World friends is an important part of the game. For example, the number of Zoo World friends dictates what items/animals are available to you and how much zoo cash you can make. You don’t want to just start requesting friendships with people you don’t know whom may or may not play Zoo World as it will cause lots of problems for you. An easy way to find people that are looking to increase their Zoo World friends is to visit and join the many Zoo World fan pages and groups. People that are posting on these pages/groups are looking for Facebook friends and they’ll be more likely to accept your Facebook friend request.
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