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2017 Sailing the Sea Gifting Tree!! 02/09/17

Pull up the anchor, take control of the wheel and get ready to set sail says Dr. Zoolittle as he goes for a journey across the sea! Get on board and enjoy this adventurous tour of the ocean!

Gift these courageous and bold animals to your friends as we bring the second Gifting Tree of the year!

BOGO returns for the new Sailing the Sea Gifting Tree! Send your Zoomates any of the 7 Ultra Rare animals and get it for yourself, FREE!

Remember each eligible BOGO animal will have the sticker next to it. The first 3 listed Rare animals do not apply for BOGO.

After sending your Ultra Rare gift, check your storage to see your free item! Any additional animals of the same will go to your count!

Be sure to check out the Sailing the Sea Gifting Tree Ultra Rare animals animating below:

Dockhands Holstein Cow, First Mate blue-and-gold Macaw

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Shipwright Woodpecker, Master Gunner Capuchin, Admiral Polar Bear
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Pirate Captain melanistic Leopard, Navy Captain Katanga Lion

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Island Expansion Issues in Flash Sale

Hi Zookeepers,

We are terribly sorry, but during the flash sale on 2/19/12, we had a bug in the game whereby it actually charged the full price for the purchase of the expansion islands and not the sale price. Unfortunately, this also prevented some players from purchasing the island.

We are pleased to say that everyone that was overcharged for an island has been refunded. Many of you who submitted support tickets previously received the refunds, but for those players who didn’t submit a ticket or may not have noticed they were overcharged, your accounts were refunded yesterday, 2/27/12. We realize that because of this error, many folks missed out on making island and jacaranda tree purchases during the sale. To help make up for this, we will be offering you the opportunity to purchase these items again in another flash sale coming very soon.

The Zoo Team is sincerely sorry about the troubles and inconvenience this has caused and we do thank you for all of your purchases.

– The Zoo Team

Dr. Zoo Little’s Valentine Sanctuary


Love is in the air! Dr. Zoo Little has been contacted by a secret admirer to find a collection of great romantics. Help him create a Valentine Sanctuary to invite the Secret Admirer.

Starting on February 2nd, Dr. Zoo Little will set off on his Valentine Sanctuary Adventure. Read on to discover more about this celebration!

Heads-up!:

Dr. Zoo Little’s Valentine Sanctuary is similar to our most recent seasonal celebrations! Be sure to read thoroughly to get all the details on the new seasonal format.

The Big Picture:

There are two parts to Dr. Zoo Little’s Valentine Sanctuary. 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 Valentine Sanctuary – 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 Valentine Sanctuary festivities. Click on the animal to bring up the Romantic Hideaway Adventure menu.

Romantic Hideaway 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 Valentine Sanctuary 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 Romantic Hideaway Menu.

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

Inviting Animal Guests:

Every 3 days, new animal Valentine Sanctuary guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Valentine’s 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 Valentine Sanctuary guests will help you complete a special Valentine Sanctuary buildable to attract the legendary Secret Admirer 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 Heart Candies, Pink Rose Petals, Chocolate Strawberries, Valentine Cards, and Pink Cupcakes. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.

NEW! Collect all items (Heart Candies, Pink Rose Petals, Chocolate Strawberries, Valentine Cards, and Pink Cupcakes) through answering correct daily quizzes or through Deal of the Day.

  • You can collect a random but equal chance of any of the items (or Juice) from correctly answering a daily quiz.
  • You can also collect a random but equal chance of any of the items (or Juice) from watching videos from our sponsors via Deal of the Day. Look for this icon:

Collect Heart Candies, Pink Rose Petals, and Chocolate Strawberries 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 Heart Candies, Pink Rose Petals, and Chocolate Strawberries from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Valentine Sanctuary, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.

Collect Valentine Cards and Pink Cupcakes by visiting your friends’ zoos.

  • Click on the Valentine Sanctuary boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a Valentine’s Card or Pink Cupcakes.
  • There’s a greater chance of getting a Valentine’s Card, but don’t get discouraged if you receive a Pink Cupcake. 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 Valentine Sanctuary 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 Valentine Sanctuary 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 Romantic Hideaway 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 Valentine Sanctuary 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 Valentine Sanctuary 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 Valentine Sanctuary guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Valentine Sanctuary buildable. Ultra-Rare Valentine Sanctuary guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting Heart Candies every 8 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you an Heart Candy every 6 hours! Speed up your Valentine Sanctuary completion by upgrading your Valentine Sanctuary guests to Ultra-Rares!

How to Complete Your Valentine Sanctuary Buildable:

The first time you open the Romantic Hideaway Menu, you will receive the Valentine Sanctuary Frame. A Valentine Sanctuary isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spectacular to attract the Secret Admirer! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.

Your Valentine Sanctuary 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 Valentine Sanctuary 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:

  • Cupid Arrows – Get from the Valentine Clam and the Cleopatra Clam!
  • Love Knots – Get from the Valentine Mallard and the Lothario Mallard
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 2/5!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 2/8!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 2/11!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 2/14!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 2/17!

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 Valentine Sanctuary buildable. When the buildable is completed, the Valentine Sanctuary may appear!

Valentine Sanctuary Buildable Menu:

Click on the Valentine Sanctuary Frame to open the Valentine Sanctuary 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 Valentine Sanctuary buildable!

Once you’ve finished putting together the Valentine Sanctuary, complete with the Valentine Sanctuary building and all the guests properly invited, the Secret Admirer will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The Secret Admirer 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 Valentine Sanctuary 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 Valentine Sanctuary Adventure:

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

  • Valentine Clam 

  • Valentine Mallard

Dr. Zoo Little’s Valentine Sanctuary Adventure will come to a close on February 25, 2011 at 12pm PST. On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade begins. Days later on February 27, 2011 at 12pm PST, the entire seasonal ends, and you will no longer be able to upgrade or trade in items. Open your Zoo to start your Valentine Sanctuary 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 Valentine’s, everyone!

 

 

Update: Winter Wonderland Seasonal Extended

Good news Zookeepers! We listened and heard your complaints from our previous seasonal and have decided to extend our current seasonal. Instead of closing on January 12, 2011 at 12pm PST, it will close exactly 4 days later on January 16, 2011 at 12pm PST. Hopefully, that extra time will allow you to get all of the items and materials you’ll need. On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade will begin.

Once the Auto-Trade begins, you will not be able to collect any items or materials. Additionally, on January 18, 2011 at 12pm PST, the entire seasonal will go away.

Have fun and keep playing!

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!

Heads-up!:

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!