In Planet Zoo, the barriers and fences you put up are how you keep your visitors from becoming some animal’s chew toys. Needless to say, they’re a pretty important component of your zoo so you need to have them designed and maintained well. This guide covers all you need to know about raising Barriers and fences in Planet Zoo along with a few useful tips to keep in mind when making these.
How to Raise Barriers and Fences in Planet Zoo
You can open up a small menu that allows you to adjust pieces of the fence by double-clicking one part of it. Make adjustments by using the arrow and “+” keys. You can increase or decrease the height by selecting the entire enclosure and then holding the up and down arrows to scale it.
That’s the basic way of raising fences and barriers. The tricky part is knowing exactly what kind of adjustments to make since the needs of each enclosure is different. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when adjusting these barriers.
Height Requirements Vary For Different Animals
Some animals don’t exactly have the highest reach so they don’t require bigger barriers. You obviously need more safeguards for a Lion than for a Tortoise. So if you’re unsure of what sort of adjustments to make, take a look at the animal information tab and check the enclosure stat to see if your fence meets the proper requirements.
Make Use of the Different Height Mode Tools
Height Mode allows you to modify how the barrier is made up in terms of verticality. You can select different modes from this menu.
Undulating mode ensures that the post lengths remain constant above ground level. So if you select this and make a barrier over a canyon or hole, the barrier wall you select to put there will not simply stay at the same height when placed. It will follow the ground height so this is ideal for matching the layout of the terrain.
If you want to do that and keep the height above the ground the same then go for Flat Top. This mode ensures that post lengths vary to keep the top of barrier flat so that it stays perfectly level. Use angle snap to adjust the angle of the barrier so that it fits within the ground better.
Experiment with the Height
The best way to determine how to raise fences is to play around with the layout of the barrier. Through a series of trial-and-error adjustments, you can discover the apt way to make the barriers suit your needs. Make cetin parts of the fence higher and give them slopes. Make the whole thing very large or wide.
Do whatever you think would keep the animal contained best. The sliders allow you to mess with the size.
Pay Attention to the Resistance Grades
If you open the menu and hover your mouse over the different barrier materials; you can see their stats. Among these, you will notice something called the Resistance Grade. This basically shows how tough this material is against wear and tear.
The different barrier materials have got varying grades. For example; Concrete has resistance grade 6 while glass is resistance grade 3. This grade is very important since certain animals’ minimum habitat requirements include a minimum resistance grade. For example, warthogs require at least 2. So pick materials that meet this criteria.
Keep the tourists in mind
You want to keep the animals properly confined to their habitats, but you still want the tourists to be able to enjoy the view of these creatures. Try considering the aesthetic appeal of the enclosure when planning the barriers.
Make sure that if you’ve designed the barriers high, you’ve given people a way to look into the enclosure.
For example they should be able to stand at the top if the enclosure is in a pit. One way around this is to simply add glass windows without having to modify the layout of the barriers too much.