Dr. Zoo Little’s Luck of the Irish


Who’s Lucky? While traveling across the pond, Dr. Zoo Little encountered a bit of “luck” in his travels. Help him collect supplies to build an Emerald Isle worthy enough for his “lucky friend” to come to your zoo.

Starting on March 8th, Dr. Zoo Little will set off on his Luck of the Irish Adventure. Read on to discover more about this celebration!

The Big Picture:

Similar to previous seasonal, there are two parts to Dr. Zoo Little’s Emerald Isle. The first part is inviting guests to your Zoo. The second part – constructing a Emerald Isle – 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 Emerald Isle festivities. Click on the animal to bring up the Luck of the Irish menu.

Luck of the Irish 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!

The Luck of the Irish 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 Luck of the Irish Menu.

Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Just click on the new “How To” button in the Luck of the Irish Menu for an overview of how to complete the seasonal.


NEW! We now have a 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 is only 2 days left, the timer will start to countdown in hours, minutes, and seconds.

Inviting Animal Guests:

Every 3 days, new animal Emerald Isle guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this St. Patrick 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 two days, but you will need to invite the previous animal before preparing the next.

The Emerald Isle guests will help you complete a special Emerald Isle buildable to attract the lucky friend 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 Green Shamrock, Lucky Balloon, Lucky Leprechaun Hat, Big Pot of Gold, and Irish Root Beer. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.

Collect 2 seasonal items, the Big Pot of Gold and Irish Root Beer through the ways listed below:

  • You can collect a random but equal chance of any of the 2 items from correctly answering a daily quiz.
  • You can also collect them from watching videos from our sponsors. Look for this icon:

Collect the Green Shamrock, Lucky Balloon, and Lucky Leprechaun Hat 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 Green Shamrock, Lucky Balloon, and Lucky Leprechaun Hat from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Emerald Isle, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.

Collect Big Pot of Gold and Irish Root Beer by visiting your friends’ zoos.

  • Click on the Emerald Isle boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a Big Pot of Gold or Irish Root Beer.
  • There’s a greater chance of getting Irish Root Beer, but don’t get discouraged if you receive a Big Pot of Gold. 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 Emerald Isle 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 your Emerald Isle 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 Emerald Isle 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 Emerald Isle 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 Emerald Isle 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 Emerald Isle guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Emerald Isle buildable. Ultra-Rare Emerald Isle guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting Green Shamrock every 8 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you one every 6 hours! Speed up your Emerald Isle completion by upgrading your Emerald Isle guests to Ultra-Rares!

How to Complete Your Emerald Isle Buildable:

The first time you open the Luck of the Irish Menu, you will receive the Emerald Isle frame. An Emerald Isle isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spectacular to attract the Lucky Friend! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.

Your Emerald Isle 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 Emerald Isle 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:

  • Celtic Arrows – Get from the Irish Finch and Sinead O’Finch
  • Blarney Stones – Get from the Irish Sheep and Limerick Galway
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 3/11!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 3/14!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 3/17!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 3/20!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 3/23!

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 Emerald Isle buildable. When the buildable is completed, the Emerald Isle may appear!

Emerald Isle Buildable Menu:

Click on the Emerald Isle Frame to open the Emerald Isle 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 Emerald Isle buildable!

Once you’ve finished putting together the Emerald Isle, complete with the Emerald Isle building and all the guests properly invited, the Lucky Friend will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The Lucky Friend 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 2012 Emerald Isle.

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 Dr. Zoo Little’s Emerald Isle:

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

  • Irish Finch & Sinead O’Canary
  • Irish Sheep & Limerick Galway

Dr. Zoo Little’s Emerald Isle will come to a close on March 29, 2012 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 Emerald Isle journey and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, Blog or Support site for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!

Happy St. Patrick’s, everyone!

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