After years of scouring the globe for rare and uncharted species, Dr. Zoo Little now turns his attention to exploring the beauty of the oceans! Join Dr. Zoo Little on his Aquatic Adventure and see what surprises are in store!
Starting on June 6th, Dr. Zoo Little will set off on his Aquatic 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 Aquatic Adventure. The first part is inviting guests to your Zoo. The second part – constructing the aquarium – 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 adventure festivities. Click on the animal to bring up the Aquatic Adventure menu.
Aquatic 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!
The Aquatic Adventure 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 Aquatic Adventure Menu.
Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Just click on the “How To” button in the Aquatic Adventure 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 is only 2 days left, the timer will start to countdown in hours, minutes, and seconds.
Inviting Animal Guests:
Every 3 days, new animal Aquatic Adventure guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Aquatic Adventure 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 Aquatic Adventure guests will help you complete a special Under the Sea Stage buildable to attract the special 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 Krill, Conch Shell, Sea Sponge, Sea Anemone, Sea Foam, Kelp and White Pearl. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.
Collect the Abalone Shell, Sand Dollars, and Coral 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 Abalone Shell, Sand Dollars, and Coral from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Aquatic Adventure, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.
Collect Clam Shells and Barnacles by visiting your friends’ zoos.
- Click on the Aquatic Adventure boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a Clam Shells or Barnacles.
- There’s a greater chance of getting the Clam Shells, but don’t get discouraged if you receive an Barnacle. 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 Aquatic Adventure 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 Aquatic Adventure 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 Aquatic 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 Wildlife Points.
If you decide not to upgrade right away, don’t worry! You can upgrade your Rare Aquatic Adventure 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 Aquatic Adventure 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 Aquatic Adventure guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Aquatic Adventure buildable. Ultra-Rare Aquatic Adventure guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting materials from the Fin Whale every 8 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you one every 6 hours! Speed up your Aquatic Adventure completion by upgrading your Rare guests to Ultra-Rares!
How to Complete Your Aquatic Adventure Buildable:
The first time you open the Aquatic Adventure Menu, you will receive the Aquatic Adventure frame. An adventure like this isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spectacular to attract the Special Friend! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.
Your Aquatic Adventure 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 Aquatic Adventure 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:
- Krill – Get from the Fin Whale and Singing Whale
- Conch Shell – Get from the Caribbean Hermit Crab and Drumming Crab
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 6/9!
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 6/12!
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 6/15!
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 6/18!
- ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 6/21!
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 Aquatic Adventure buildable. When the buildable is completed, the Aquatic Adventure guest may appear!
Under the Sea Stage Menu:
Click on the Aquatic Adventure Frame to open the Under the Sea Stage 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 Under the Sea Stage buildable!
Once you’ve finished putting together the Aquatic Adventure, complete with the Under the Sea Stage building and all the guests properly invited, the Special Friend will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The Special 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 Aquatic 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 to keep. To find out what that is, start the adventure!
Getting Started for Dr. Zoo Little’s Aquatic Adventure:
Two animals are unlocked right away and ready for you to start collecting items for:
- Fin Whale; Singing Whale
- Caribbean Hermit Crab & Drumming Crab
Dr. Zoo Little’s Aquatic Adventure will come to a close on Sunday July 1, 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 Aquatic Adventure and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, Blog or Support site for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!
Happy Summer, everyone!