Frontier Developments announced the fifth DLC animal pack for Planet Zoo. The Southeast Animal Pack adds eight new animals, plus a new exhibit animal, alongside a new scenario when it launches on March 30 on Steam ($9.99).

The Southeast Animal Pack adds the following new additions to Planet Zoo:

  • Clouded Leopard
  • Sun Bear
  • Proboscis Monkey
  • Malayan Tapir
  • Binturong
  • Ussiru Dhole
  • North Sulawesi Babirusa
  • Giant Malaysian Leaf Insect (exhibit animal)

That’s the largest amount of animals ever included in a single Planet Zoo DLC pack. I had to look up what a binturong is and I’m still not entirely sure, though it’s described as a bearcat and looks like a science experiment gone wrong.

The Clouded Leopard is a medium-size arboreal cat that prefers forests and grasslands, while the playful and calm Sun Bear isn’t even classified as a predator. The Proboscis Monkey is a highly social, swimming primate that requires plenty of friends and water, and comes with new unique swimming animations.

The new timed scenario is based in Perak, Malaysia, where players will need to help a struggling zoo in the rainforest by building new facilities and scenery and keeping the new animals happy and healthy.

The Southeast Asia Animal Pack will launch alongside the big 1.5 update, which is a free patch coming to all Planet Zoo owners. The update adds the ability to place multiple zoo entrances in every kind of mode as well as a helpful new UI for adjusting water volumes, along with other quality of life improvements.

The 1.5 update, and the Southeast Asia Animal Pack, will be available on March 30. Planet Zoo is available on Steam, and is rated E10+.


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