Planet Zoo: Players Can Now Take Out Loans in Sandbox Mode with Update 1.12.3

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Frontier Developments implemented some pretty nice features in Planet Zoo Update 1.12.3. One of those features includes the ability for players to take out loans in Sandbox Mode.

Now, for those who have not yet played Planet Zoo extensively, Sandbox Mode is a game mode where players have unlimited resources to work with, meant for those who want to deal with the creative side of putting up a zoo instead of being bothered by finances.

That said, Update 1.12.3 adds the loans feature in Sandbox Mode. While players have unlimited money, being able to loan in this game mode allows them to come up with viable solutions to pay off their debts. This is handy, especially when they finally decide to play Career Mode.

In addition, this patch implements a lot of bug fixes. For instance, the major bug that caused animals to not enter or exit a burrow correctly has been resolved.


  • Animals
    • Fixed "moving multiple selected animals" in the exhibit info panel not always moving the selected animals
    • Fixed Raccoons passing through scenery to interact with enrichment toys
    • Fixed an issue where animals interacting with burrows were teleported across the park
    • Removed the possibility for animals in burrows to stand idle for long periods of time
    • Fixed the navigable area heatmap not updating when the selected animal had to be reset to the habitat gate
    • Fixed an issue where animals were temporarily considered escaped from their habitats, particularly when climbing
    • Increased the size of skeletal remains left by juvenile Emus that decomposed in a habitat
    • Added interspecies enrichment bonuses between Emus, Red Kangaroos, and Red-Necked Wallabies
    • Fixed Raccoon's whiskers and fur disappearing if viewing from a specific distance
    • Fixed Formosan Black Bear Juvenile eyes floating if viewing from a specific distance
    • Fixed Nine-Banded Armadillo teleporting when exiting burrow
    • Made Scarecrow Feeder more accessible for Blue Wildebeest
    • Fixed some sharp edges on the Maned Wolf sleeping animation
    • Fixed leg flickering on the Emu walking animation
    • Fixed overextended front upper legs on the Blue Wildebeest Female walking animation
  • Facilities
    • Fixed Tour guest well-being being rated much lower than expected
    • Fixed "Educational item placed too far from target species" alert on Tour Points not assigned to an Animal Talk
    • Fixed some habitat objects being incorrectly considered scenery objects when using the bulldozer tool
    • Fixed an issue where ride stations sometimes do not get fully deleted when using the bulldozer tool
  • Guests
    • Enabled moving tour guests onto staff paths during their tour
    • Added feedback for inaccessible Tour Points in tours

The full patch notes can be found on Steam.

So, are you going to take some loans in Planet Zoo’s Sandbox Mode?

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