Planet Zoo Hard Shelters Building Tips

Planet Zoo revolves around making an attractive park that will bring in a bunch of guests and in turn money. Although you will be bringing in different elements to your park, it is essential that you take care of every living thing’s needs which includes animals. This Planet Zoo guide’s focus will be to help you make hard shelters for all the animals living in your zoo to protect them better from the elements.

Although, animals love their habitats; something they love more is hard shelters, a place that keeps them away from the park and makes them feel secure and happy, away from the world’s eyes.

Planet Zoo Hard Shelters Building Tips

There are two ways to go about when acquiring a Hard Shelter

Buying a Premade Hard Sheler

You can buy a Hard Shelter from your Habitat menu at the bottom of the screen, and then click the Shelter icon with the ‘Zzz’ on it which will then show you your options.

Build your Own Hard Shelter

If you wish to make something according to your own style, then you can make one from scratch by using the Terrain tools at the bottom right of the screen. Go for the cylinder shape from the shaping options tab and then place it wherever you want to start sculpting.  Then use the Push function to sculpt a cave shape into the cylinder.

The requirements for a construction to be considered a hard shelter are:

  • Roof
  • Entrance
  • Closed from three sides.

Without these three things, your build will not be considered a hard shelter. Depending on the number of your animals, you may run out of space in your Hard Shelter, so if needed go ahead and build another one.

If you aren’t sure, click on one of the animals in the Habitat. In your animal information tab, go to the Terrain tab and the first bar should show you the remaining space in your Hard Shelter.

Some issues and some tips

Sometimes you can follow the previously stated criteria and find that your creation is still not being counted as a hard shelter. This is

  • A tip you should keep in mind is that walkways will count as shelters is if you keep them at the right height.
  • If you are using Terrain to make your hard shelter and it isn’t working: Make sure you have bedding, you can also go into shelter view and see what effects shelter; the radar button at the bottom left. Use the controls at the top to set it as a Traversable or Shelter. Terrain does however work as a hard shelter.
  • Make sure your shelter protects animals from snow and rain. Anything can be a hard structure as long as it meets that criteria