Caves can be very good habitat locations in Planet Zoo. You can begin terraforming a bunch of cave systems in a way that you can place both small and big exhibits there. This guide teaches you how to build caves in Planet Zoo and then place exhibits in them.
How to Build Caves in Planet Zoo
Firstly, you need to expand the paths from the entrance to deeper into the zoo. Once that’s done, open the terraforming tools tab and select the Pull tool.
The intensity and size must be set at max but you will later need to reduce the latter while you work on the edges of the cave system. This will form a hill that once grown to an optimum height, most are smoothened up. It doesn’t need to be overly huge.
Use a small size chisel tool at 100% intensity to dig tunnels into the hill as the main part of building caves. Press the left mouse button with a steady hand as you dig into it with the aid of the free-moving camera. This feature lets you zoom in and out so that you can get a good view of your progress.
Once you hit the light at the end of the tunnel, check the depth of the cavern. If it is under the flat plane of the map, then just flatten out the surface and smoothen it a little bit so your entrance and exit are better defined.
Once the tunnel is done, you need to make room for actual exhibits. You do this by digging more tunnels within the main tunnel to create more room. Dig smaller tunnels to make rooms for small exhibits or go for huge caverns to place entire habitats inside.
Now it is time to build paths on the cave floor to walk on. Once you place them, they will go through the tunnel and create their own space, so you don’t have to worry about fitting them inside based on depth and width readjustments. Once the path has been led outside, you can go inside and place your exhibits.
Placing Large Habitats
If the animal in question requires a lot of space in its containment, you will need a bigger habitat. Go back to the terrain tools tab, and pick up your chisel to create a large enough opening for the habitat size that you want.
If you want sunlight to come in from above, you can dig all the way up to the roof. Then it’s time to place the fences.
Choose the ones that you think fit the animal best and place them all around. All you need to do then is install paths for a staff and a keeper hut so that the animal has someone to give it food and water.
Then voila! Your cave exhibit is up and running.