Planet Zoo Animals List Guide – All Animals, Their Biomes, and Enrichment Items

At launch, Planet Zoo includes a total of 74 animals for you to nurture, three of which are only included in the deluxe edition of the game (these being the komodo dragon, pygmy hippo, and Thomson’s gazelle). Each animal hails from different climate biomes, meaning they have preferences for different plants and food. In this guide, we’ve organized all the animals in Planet Zoo by name and run down some important elements, like the food they eat and what enrichment items to pop into their habitat in order to maximize their happiness. We’ve also included their home continents and biomes so that it’s easier to filter the proper plant life to add to their habitats. 

A lot of this information comes from the in-game Zoopedia, but some is hidden behind various levels of vet research. This guide isn’t exhaustive, but it’s meant to supplement your Planet Zoo play, giving you access to some basic animal information without having to constantly open up the Zoopedia. A quick note: smaller animals that live in an exhibit have most of their needs met by a keeper, and all of their enrichment items are different types of hiding places, so we’ve not included their food or enrichment needs here. 

So, without further delay, CTRL+F down to your favorite animal and let’s get started!

planet zoo armadillo

Aardvark 

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Large barrel feeder, termite mound, herb scent marker, rubbing pad
  • Food: Meat gruel, live termites, aardvark cucumber

African Buffalo

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment:  Barrel feeder, mud bath, rubbing pillar, skittle
  • Food:  Hay, herbivore pellets, fruit and vegetables

African Elephant

  • Biome: Desert, grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Barrel feeder, large fixed roller feeder, mud bath, skittle
  • Food: Hay, kibble, fruit and vegetables

African Wild Dog

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Dog ball, chew toy, prey-scented sack, sprinkler
  • Food: Processed meat, whole carcass

Aldabra Giant Tortoise

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Dog ball, small ball, sprinkler
  • Food: Hay, root vegetables, fruit

Amazonian Giant Centipede

  • Biome: Temperate, tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

American Bison

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: North America
  • Enrichment: Large barrel feeder, ice block, rubbing pillar, skittle
  • Food: Hay

Bactrian Camel

  • Biome: Desert, temperate
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Rubbing pillar, ice block
  • Food: Hay

Baird’s Tapier

  • Biome: Grasslands, temperate, tropical 
  • Continent: Central America, South America
  • Enrichment: Cardboard box, herb scent marker, large barrel feeder, fruit spike tree
  • Food: Hay, fruit, root vegetables and salt licks

Bengal Tiger

  • Biome: Grassland, temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, cardboard box, frozen blood pumpkin, scratching post
  • Food: Processed meat, whole carcass, fish

Black Wildebeest

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Grab ball, herb scent marker
  • Food: Hay

Boa Constictor

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Central America, South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Bongo

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Grab ball, herb scent marker
  • Food: Hay

Bonobo

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Bobbin, musical keyboard, termite mound, block of frozen fruit
  • Food: Monkey chow, fruit and vegetables, eggs, honey, and small vertebrates

Bornean Oragutan

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Bobbin, musical keyboard, block of frozen fruit, suspended forager
  • Food: Monkey chow, fruit, leaves, and shoots, honey and eggs

Brazilian Salmon Pink Tarantula

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Brazilian Wandering Spider

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Cheetah

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, cardboard box
  • Food: Processed meat

Chinese Pangolin

  • Biome: Temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, herb scent marker, forage box enrichment, termite mound 
  • Food: Rice and larvae

Common Death Adder

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Oceania
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Common Ostrich

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, small ball, forage box enrichment, 
  • Food: Bird pellets

planet zoo warthog

Common Warthog

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Herb scent marker, rubbing pillar, forage box enrichment, fruit spike tree
  • Food: Hay

Eastern Brown Snake

  • Biome: Desert, grassland, temperate
  • Continent: Oceania
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Formosan Black Bear

  • Biome: Temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Cardboard box, bobbin, block of frozen fruit, tree forager
  • Food: Leaves, nuts, and meat

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, small ball, block of frozen fruit, fruit tree spike
  • Food: Hay

Gemsbok

  • Biome: Desert
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Grab ball, rubbing pillar
  • Food: Hay

Gharial

  • Biome: Aquatic, temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, small ball
  • Food: Fish

Giant Burrowing Cockroach

  • Biome: Grassland, temperate
  • Continent: Oceania
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

  • Biome: Desert
  • Continent: North America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Giant Forest Scorpion

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Giant Panda

  • Biome: Temperate
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Ice block, rubbing pillar, small fixed rolling feeder
  • Food: Bamboo

Giant Tiger Land Snail

  • Biome: Grassland, temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Gila Monster

  • Biome: Desert
  • Continent: North America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Golden Poison Frog

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Goliath Beetle

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Goliath Birdeater

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Goliath Frog

  • Biome: Aquatic, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Greater Flamingo 

  • Biome: Aquatic, grassland, temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Africa, Asia, Europe
  • Enrichment: Waterfall and metal frame, herb scent market, mirror mobile, 
  • Food: Bird pellets

Green Iguana

  • Biome: Temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Central America, South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Grizzly Bear

  • Biome: Taiga, temperate, tundra
  • Continent: North America
  • Enrichment: Rubbing pillar, robbin, large fixed roller feeder, tree forager
  • Food: Leaves, nuts, and meat

Himalayan Brown Bear

  • Biome: Taiga, tundra
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Bobbin, herb scent marker, large fixed roller feeder, tree forager
  • Food: Leaves, nuts, and meat

Hippopotamus

  • Biome: Aquatic, grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Gyro, waterfall and metal frame, hanging barrel feeder, large barrel feeder
  • Food: Hay, herbivore pellets, aquatic plants, and melons

Indian Elephant

  • Biome: Grassland, temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Gyro, rubbing pillar, larged fixed roller feeder, hanging barrel feeder  
  • Food: Hay

Indian Peafowl

  • Biome: Grassland, temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, mirror mobile, herb scent marker, forage box enrichment
  • Food: Grain and seeds

Indian Rhinoceros

  • Biome: Grassland, temperate
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Gyro, skittle, large barrel feeder, hanging barrel feeder
  • Food: Hay

Japanese Macaque

  • Biome: Taiga, temperate
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Ice block, musical keyboard, block of frozen fruit, forage box enrichment
  • Food: Monkey chow

Komodo Dragon (deluxe only)

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Blood scent marker, water jet, frozen blood pumpkin, 
  • Food: Rodents, mealworms, amphibians

Lehmann’s Poison Frog

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Lesser Antillean Iguana

  • Biome: Temperate, tropical
  • Continent: Central America, South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Mandrill

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Bobbin, mirror mobile, block of frozen fruit, fruit spike tree
  • Food: Monkey chow, fruits, and insects

Mexican Red Knee Tarantula

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Mexico
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Nile Monitor

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, small ball
  • Food: Rodents

Nyala

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Grab ball, rubbing pillar, herb scent marker
  • Food: Hay

Okapi

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, rubbing pillar, hanging barrel feeder
  • Food: Hay

Planet Zoo Zebra with Info Panel

Plains Zebra

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Rubbing pillar, grab ball, herb scent marker
  • Food: Hay

Pronghorn Antelope

  • Biome: Grasslands, temperate
  • Continent: North America
  • Enrichment: Grab Ball, rubbing pillar, herb scent marker
  • Food: Hay

Puff Adder

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Pygmy Hippo (deluxe only)

  • Biome: Aquatic, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Skittle, waterfall and metal frame
  • Food: Hay, herbivore pellets

Red Panda

  • Biome: Taiga, temperate
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Small ball, herb scent marker, forage box enrichment, tree forager
  • Food: Bamboo

Red Ruffed Lemur

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Mirror mobile, musical keyboard, suspended forager, fruit spike tree
  • Food: Monkey chow, leaves and shoots, fruit

Reticulated Giraffe

  • Biome: Grassland, tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, rubbing pillar
  • Food: Leaves and branches

planet zoo lemur with keeper and info

Ring Tailed Lemur

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Mirror mobile, musical keyboard, block of frozen fruit, fruit spike tree
  • Food: Monkey chow, fruit and herbs, insects

Sable Antelope

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Grab ball, herb scent marker, rubbing pillar
  • Food: Hay

Saltwater Crocodile

  • Biome: Aquatic, tropical
  • Continent: Asia, oceania
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler
  • Food: Processed Meat

Siberian Tiger

  • Biome: Taiga, temperate
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, cardboard box
  • Food: Processed meat

Snow Leopard

  • Biome: Taiga
  • Continent: Asia
  • Enrichment: Ice block, cardboard box
  • Food: Processed meat

Spotted Hyena

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Sprinkler, cardboard box
  • Food: Processed meat

Sprinkbok

  • Biome: Desert, grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Rubbing pillar, grab ball, herb scent marker
  • Food: Hay

Thompson’s Gazelle (deluxe only)

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Herb scent marker, rubbing pillar, small barrel feeder, grazing ball feeder
  • Food: Hay, herbivore pellets

Timber Wolf

  • Biome: Taiga, temperate, tundra
  • Continent: Asia, Europe, North America
  • Enrichment: Ice block, small ball, bobbin, sprinkler
  • Food: Processed meat

Titan Beetle

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

West African Lion

  • Biome: Grassland
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Cardboard box, sprinkler
  • Food: Processed meat

Western Chimpanzee

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Bobbin, musical keyboard, termite mound, block of frozen fruit 
  • Food: Monkey chow, fruit, and vetetables

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

  • Biome: Desert, grassland
  • Continent: Central America, North America, 
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

Western Lowland Gorilla

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: Africa
  • Enrichment: Ice block, musical keyboard suspended forager,  forage box enrichment
  • Food: Monkey chow

Yellow Anaconda

  • Biome: Tropical
  • Continent: South America
  • Enrichment: N/A
  • Food: N/A

And there you have it! What’s your favorite animal in Planet Zoo? Let us know in the comments section!

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