Dr. Zoo Little’s Winter Wonderland

Dr. Zoo Little needs your help! While traveling abroad, Dr. Zoo Little met the shy, reclusive Ice Queen. Build a lively Ice Village to draw the lonely queen out of her castle in time to celebrate the holidays!

Starting on December 15th, Dr. Zoo Little will set off on his Winter Wonderland Adventure. Read on to discover more about this celebration!


Dr. Zoo Little’s Winter Wonderland is similar to our most recent seasonal celebration! Be sure to read thoroughly to get all the details on the new seasonal format. We’ve marked new information with NEW! to make sure you don’t miss any important changes!

The Big Picture:

There are two parts to Dr. Zoo Little’s Winter Wonderland. The first part – inviting guests to your Zoo – is pretty familiar, as it’s largely the same as previous seasonals. The second part – constructing a Ice Village – is new, and will give you a free Ultra-Rare animal to stay in your Zoo when you complete it!

Getting Ready:

When you log into your Zoo, you’ll find a new friend waiting for you at the dock, ready to start the Winter Wonderland festivities.

Click on the animal to bring up the Winter Adventure menu.

Winter Adventure 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 mysterious guests to your Zoo!

NEW! The Winter Wonderland 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 Winter Adventure Menu.

NEW! Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Click on the new “How To” button in the Winter Adventure Menu for an overview of how to complete the seasonal.

Inviting Animal Guests:

Every 3 days, new animal Ice Village guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Winter 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.

NEW! The Ice Village guests will help you complete a special Winter Wonderland buildable to attract the legendary Ice Queen 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 Snowflakes, Ornaments, White Holly, Ribbons, and Holiday Lights. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.

Collect Snowflakes, Ornaments, and White Holly 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 Snowflakes, Ornaments, and White Holly from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Ice Village, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.

Collect Ribbons and Holiday Lights by visiting your friends’ zoos.

  • Click on the Winter Wonderland boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a Ribbon or Holiday Lights.
  • There’s a greater chance of getting a Holiday Lights, but don’t get discouraged if you receive a Ribbon. 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.

NEW! 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 Ice Village is well under way.

Make sure to take the time to Check-in:

Are you short on a few items to invite your Winter Wonderland guests?  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 Winter Adventure 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 20 WLP total.

If you decide not to upgrade right away, don’t worry! You can upgrade your Rare Ice Village guests to Ultra-Rares at any time during the promotion by clicking on the Rare in your Zoo.  The pop-up will have a button that allows you to upgrade the Rare for the same price of 20 WLP.  Once the promotion ends, you will no longer be able to upgrade your Rares to Ultra-Rares.

NEW! Note: You will be able to feed, collect hearts from, and breed Ice Village guests only AFTER the seasonal ends.

NEW! Upgrading your Rares to Ultra-Rares has an additional advantage!  As you’ll read below, your Ice Village guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Winter Wonderland buildable. Ultra-Rare Ice Village guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts!  Instead of getting an Icicle every 8 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you an Icicle every 6 hours!  Speed up your Ice Village completion by upgrading your Ice Village guests to Ultra-Rares!

How to complete your Winter Wonderland Buildable:

NEW! The first time you open the Winter Adventure Menu, you will receive the Ice Village Frame.  An Ice Village isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spectacular to attract the Ice Queen!  You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.

NEW! Your Ice Village 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 Winter Wonderland 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:

  • Icicles – Get from the Winter Dall Sheep and the Gleeful Dall Sheep
  • Diamonds – Get from the Winter Ermine and Merry Ermine!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/19!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/22!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/25!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/28!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/31!

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 Winter Wonderland buildable.  When the buildable is completed, the Ice Village may appear!

NEW! Winter Wonderland Buildable Menu:

Click on the Ice Village Frame to open the Winter Wonderland 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 Winter Wonderland buildable!

NEW! Once you’ve finished putting together the Winter Wonderland, complete with the Ice Village building and all the guests properly invited, the Ice Queen will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The Ice Queen is an extra-special Ultra Rare animal you get to keep in your Zoo forever as a souvenir of when you completed Dr.Zoo Little’s 2011 Winter Wonderland Adventure.

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 of Winter Wonderland to keep. To find out what the creature is, start the adventure!

Getting Started for Dr. Zoo Little’s Winter Wonderland Adventure:

Two animals are unlocked right away and ready for you to start collecting items for:

  • Dall Sheep 

  • Ermine

Dr. Zoo Little’s Winter Wonderland Adventure will come to a close on January 16, 2011 at 12pm PST.  On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade begins.

A few days later on January 18, 2011 at 12pm PST, the entire seasonal ends, so you will no longer be able to upgrade or trade in items. Open your Zoo to start your Winter Wonderland journey and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, or Blog for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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