Spooktacular Zoo 2013!!

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A spooky and fun October is upon us! Dr. Zoolittle wanted to give his friends for some fun tricks and treats by inviting you to the haunted Zoo Hallow.

Legend has it that a fiery but friendly visitor haunts, we mean guards, this spooky sanctuary with its presence!

Starting today, Dr. Zoolittle welcomes all to join in on the Spooktacular Zoo adventure! Read on to discover more about these spine chilling activities!

The Big Picture:

Similar to previous seasonal, there are two parts to this Spooktacular seasonal. The first part is inviting guests to your Zoo. The second part – constructing the Hallow Zoo buildable– 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 Spooktacular Zoo seasonal. Click on the animal to bring up the Spooktacular Zoo menu.

Seasonal Dock

Spooktacular Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo guests to your Zoo!

Seasonal Menu

The Spooktacular Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo menu.

Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Just click on the “How To” button in the Spooktacular Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Spooktacular Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo guests will help you complete the Hallow Zoo 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 Monster Mask, Candy Bag, Ping Witches Brew, Beastly Gift Box, Candelabra, Eyes of a Newt, and Crossbones. 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 Eekish Cookie and Undead Potion 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 Gummy Bat, Pumpcake, and Candy Apple 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 Gummy Bat, Pumpcake, and Candy Apple from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Spooktacular Zoo adventure, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.

Collect the Eekish Cookie and Undead Potion by visiting your friends’ zoos.

  • Click on the boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a Eekish Cookie or Undead Potion.
  • There’s a greater chance of getting the Eekish Cookie, but don’t get discouraged if you receive the Undead Potion. 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 Spooktacular Zoo 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:

Choose Your Reward

Are you short on a few items to invite to your Spooktacular Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo 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.

Upgrade Screen

If you decide not to upgrade right away, don’t worry! You can upgrade your Rare Spooktacular Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Hallow Zoo buildable. Ultra-Rare Spooktacular Zoo guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting materials from the Scared Crow every 6 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you one every 4 hours! Speed up your Spooktacular Zoo completion by upgrading your Rare guests to Ultra-Rares!

How to Complete Your Spooktacular Zoo Buildable:

The first time you open the Spooktacular Zoo Menu, you will receive the Hallow Zoo frame. An adventure like this isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spooktacular to attract the special guest! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.

Your Spooktacular Zoo 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 Hallow Zoo 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:

  • Monster Mask– Get from the Scared Crow and Spooked Owl
  • Candy Bag – Get from the Jack O’ Galago and Transforming Dire Wolf
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 10/13!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 10/16!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 10/19!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 10/22!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 10/25!

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 Spooktacular Zoo seasonal. When the buildable is completed, the Spooktacular Zoo guest will appear!

Under the Spooktacular Zoo Buildable Menu:

Click on the Hallow Zoo Frame to open the Spooktacular Zoo Buildable Menu.

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 Hallow Zoo buildable!

Once you’ve finished putting together the Spooktacular Zoo animals, complete with the Hallow Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo 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 Spooktacular Zoo 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:

  • Scared Crow; Spooked Owl
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  • Jack O’ Galago; Transforming Dire Wolf
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The 2013 Spooktacular Zoo seasonal will come to a close on Friday November 4th, 2013 at 12pm PST. On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade begins. The Auto-Trade will last until November 7th.

Open your Zoo to start your Spooktacular Zoo adventure and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, Blog or Support site for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!

Have a Spooktacular time, Zookeepers!



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