Summer is in full swing and Dr. Zoolittle makes sure to never stop learning! With a full backpack and sponge like brain, he has gathered a few of his brainy friends and invites you to join him on his Back to School 2013 adventure.
Starting on July 24th, Dr. Zoo Little is welcomes everyone back to school! Read on to discover more about this educational escapade!
The Big Picture:
Similar to previous seasonal, there are two parts to this Back to School seasonal. The first part is inviting guests to your Zoo. The second part – constructing the School Yard buildable– will give you a free Ultra-Rare animal to stay in your Zoo when you complete it!
When you log into your Zoo, you’ll find a new friend waiting for you at the dock, ready to start the Back to School seasonal. Click on the animal to bring up the Back to School menu.
Back to School Menu:
From here, you can see what animal guests have been unlocked, choose an animal to help, collect items, and ask friends to help invite these Back to School guests to your Zoo!
The Back to School seasonal has a story to tell! Each time you invite a new guest to your Zoo, you’ll unlock a new part of Dr. Zoo Little’s story. View the story panels you’ve unlocked so far by clicking the “View Story” button in the Back to School menu.
Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Just click on the “How To” button in the Back to School Menu for an overview of how to complete the seasonal.
Use the countdown timer so you can see exactly how much time is left for the seasonal. Initially, the timer will show how many days are left. When there are only 2 days left, the timer will start to countdown in hours, minutes, and seconds.
Inviting Animal Guests:
Every 3 days, new Back to School guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Back to School seasonal. As with past celebrations, you will need to help the first animal to get the second, and then help the second animal before getting the third, and so forth. New animals will unlock every three days, but you will need to invite the previous animal before preparing the next.
The Back to School guests will help you complete the School Yard buildable to attract the special guest to your Zoo! Read more below to find out how to get this special Ultra-Rare guest to appear in your Zoo!
You will need to collect special items to invite these guests to your Zoo. These items are the Paper Clip, Color Pencil, Push Pin, Chalkboard, Glue Bottle, Eraser, and Crayon. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.
Collect the 2 seasonal items, the Cookie and Popsicle from correctly answering the Daily Quiz.
You will have a random but equal chance of collecting either of these 2 items this way.
Collect the Canadian Maple Leaf, Egyptian Sphynx, and Spanish Soccer Jersey through gifting with friends or feed posts.
- You can post to the Facebook feed asking for help 4 times per day per item, or once every 6 hours.
- Your friend can only click once on each post to help. They will receive an item themselves for helping!
- Feed posts expire after 24 hours, so act quickly!
- You can send your friends free Apple, Sandwich, and Spanish Milk Carton from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Back to School adventure, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.
Collect the Cookie and Popsicle by visiting your friends’ zoos.
- Click on the boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a Cookie or Popsicle.
- There’s a greater chance of getting the Cookie, but don’t get discouraged if you receive the Popsicle. It’s all part of the fun!
- You can collect from the same friend once every day. You’ll receive one item per visit. A countdown timer will show when the 24 hours are up and you can visit that friend again.
Once you have enough items, click on the “Complete” button to invite the guest into your Zoo. You no longer have to wait for 10 friends to help you invite guests into your Zoo. Congratulations, you’ve invited your first guest! Your Back to School seasonal is well under way.
If the button is gray, that means that either you do not have enough items to invite the guest yet, or the animal is still locked.
Make sure to take the time to Check-in:
Are you short on a few items to invite to your Back to School adventure? Click on the dock to “check-in” every five minutes (and even earn XP)! For every 3 check-ins you complete, you will receive one free Back to School item of your choice!
Rewards and Upgrades:
You will receive two (2) of every animal you invite into your Zoo to place on your island. All the basic animals are Rare. When you invite a new guest into your Zoo, you will have the option to upgrade your Rare animal to an Ultra Rare. Upgrading your pair of animals will cost Wildlife Points.
If you decide not to upgrade right away, don’t worry! You can upgrade your Rare Back to School guests to Ultra-Rares at any time during the promotion by clicking on the animal in your Zoo. The pop-up will have a button that allows you to upgrade. Once the promotion ends, you will no longer be able to upgrade your Rares to Ultra-Rares.
Note: You will be able to feed, collect hearts from, and breed Back to School guests only AFTER the seasonal ends (i.e. when auto-trade begins).
Upgrading your Rares to Ultra-Rares has an additional advantage! As you’ll read below, your Back to School guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your School Yard buildable. Ultra-Rare Back to School guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting materials from the Finnish Whooper Swan every 6 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you one every 4 hours! Speed up your Back to School completion by upgrading your Rare guests to Ultra-Rares!
How to Complete Your Back to School Buildable:
The first time you open the Back to School Menu, you will receive the School Yard frame. An adventure like this isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spectacular to attract the special guest! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.
Your Back to School guests bring more than just fun into your Zoo this time around! Each guest will make a special material that you need to complete the School Yard buildable. It takes each guest a different amount of time to make their materials; you’ll notice that each animal has a timer letting you know how long until its item is ready to collect.
Here are all the items you’ll be collecting from your guests:
- Paper Clip– Get from theDictionary Goldfish andCreative Koi
- Color Pencil – Get from theStudious Sheep andEinstein Ewe
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 7/28!
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 7/31!
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 8/3!
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 8/6!
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 8/9!
Reminder: Ultra-Rare guests produce materials 25% faster than the Rare guests! Upgrade your guests to complete your buildable more quickly!
When the animal is ready to be collected, the readied material will glow above its head. Click to accept the item. Invite all the guests into your Zoo to collect all the materials you need to complete your Back to School seasonal. When the buildable is completed, the Back to School guest will appear!
Under the Back to School Buildable Menu:
Click on the School Yard Frame to open the Back to School Buildable Menu.
Here, you can see what stage your buildable has been completed to and the number of materials you need to reach the next stage, as well as tips as to which guests will give you what materials.
Feeling impatient? You can buy buildable materials for WLP to speed up the completion of your School Yard buildable!
Once you’ve finished putting together the Back to School animals, complete with the School Yard buildable and all the guests properly invited, the special guest will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The mystery guest is an extra-special Ultra Rare animal you get to keep in your Zoo forever as a souvenir when you complete Dr. Zoo Little’s 2013 Back to School seasonal.
This means that if you decide not to upgrade any of your animals for WLP, you can still work hard, complete the seasonal, and get a free Ultra Rare to keep. To find out what that is, start the adventure!
Getting Started for the Back to School seasonal:
For this seasonal we will have 4 animals are unlocked right away pictured next to their Ultra Rare upgrade counterparts. These are ready for you to start collecting items for:
Dr. Zoo Little’s Back to School Seasonal will come to a close on Friday August 23rd, 2013 at 12pm PST. On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade begins, and you will no longer be able to upgrade or trade in items.
Open your Zoo to start your Back to School adventure and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, Blog or Support site for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!
Welcome Back to School, Zookeepers!