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Stronger Than a Boomer! in Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

Stronger Than a Boomer!168 (25)

Complete all the Australia Campaign Scenarios.

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Achievement won on 18 Dec 18
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Posted on 09 January 19 at 05:12, Edited on 09 January 19 at 10:36
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The Australian Campaign is similar to the South American. There are a total of 5 scenarios to complete which must be done in order - they are all pretty easy. Be wary of the instant-fail conditions relating to animal and guest happiness in some scenarios. If happiness drops to orange or red depending on the scenario you will immediately lose – there is no warning! Make sure to save often and constantly be checking the happiness levels.

I'm sure these are not the quickest or most efficient methods, but they will get the job done without too much hassle. Be efficient – if the you are waiting for something to research, move onto the next step if you can. I haven't listed where the exhibits are - if you're worried about running out of time you could always start the scenario, take a look around and identify where everything is, then select retry. It shouldn't be necessary though - there should be plenty of room for error.

I reference what I call “Fame-building”. This involves upgrading everything new or existing as much as possible, building assorted concessions, decorations and facilities and hiring staff. Virtually everything you build or upgrade will increase your fame and you can quickly increase in level by going on a building spree. Use LT on each individual menu tab to see how much Fame it will earn – the bottom left number next to the star is the Fame rating. Build items with higher numbers to increase Fame faster.

Another handy tip is to use the Zoo Capacity menu. Press cn_back, go to Economy Breakdown, then down once to Zoo Capacity. This will show you the exact percentage of each of the happiness categories. If you are Fame-building, avoid building too much in one category and in general play aim to keep them all between 100-150%. You can also use this menu to see which category will drop into amber or red next and build accordingly. Very handy for the insta-fail scenarios!

Finally, it should go without saying that when adopting animals, choose the cheapest available. Never adopt babies. It is possible these solutions may not work if you have terrible luck with the list of available animals but there should always be time to wait for the list to refresh.

ZOO 1: FINLAND - TRAVELLING TO AUSTRALIA
Research a Zoo Keeper Station,
Restock the 3 exhibits as they will all be empty; change the feeding station in Outback Medium 01 to grass and leaves,
Research Janitor, build Zoo Keeper Station 01 and hire 2 x level 3 Zoo Keepers,
Sell all the Antelopes in Outback Medium 01,
Build Balloon Shop 01,
Build Janitor’s Office and hire 2 x level 3 Janitors,
Research “Advertising For Beginners” in the Research page on the Zoo Menu,
Research Billboard Advertising,
Upgrade existing Restrooms to level 2,
Research Bush Grove Mini-Exhibit,
Run Ultra High Intensity Billboard advertising campaign – as soon as it runs out, run it again,
Build a Restrooms 02 and upgrade to level 2,
Build Bush Grove 1, then research and adopt 1 x Common Barn Owl and 1 x Sooty Owl,
Build a Lion Mascot 01 and upgrade to level 2,
Research Red Kangaroos and Eastern Grey Kangaroos,
Adopt a combination of 4 kangaroos, 1 of each available type (there should be 3 after the research) and whichever 4th one is cheapest,
Upgrade Burger Barn 01 and Soft Drinks Stand 01 to level 2,
Research Tropical Tree,
Build Bear Topiary 01 and upgrade to level 2,
Build Rest Rooms 03 and upgrade to level 2,
Build Tropical Tree 01. Research Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos and adopt 3 cockatoos, 1 of each (Sulphur-Crested and Palm) then the cheapest as the 3rd,
Build Bush Grove 3, research and adopt whichever animal you want (I went with Brown Falcons which are cheap), excluding Owls,
-YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE THE 8 AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS. 3 X KANGAROOS, 2 X OWLS, 2 X COCKATOOS AND 1 X WHICHEVER YOU PUT IN BUSH GROVE 3. YOU SHOULD ALSO BE FAME LEVEL 10 -
“Fame-build” to Fame level 14, at which time you will complete the scenario.


ZOO 2: NORTH AMERICA - RESCUE RANGER
Research Zoo Keeper Station,
Connect Outback Small 01,
Adopt 2 Palm cockatoos in Tropical Tree 01 to fix Social Needs there,
Build a grass and leaves feeding station in Savannah Large 01,
Build the Zoo Keepers Station 01 and hire 2 x level 3 Zoo Keepers,
Research Janitors,
Upgrade Possum Fountain 01 to level 2,
Upgrade Balloon Shop 01 to level 3,
Research Internet advertising,
Build Janitor Station 01 and hire 1 x level 3 Janitor,
Research Outback Large,
Upgrade Ice cream Stand 01 to level 3,
Run a High Intensity Internet advertising campaign. When this runs out, repeat with a High or Very High Intensity and continue to do so until the end of the scenario,
Build a Large Outback exhibit and move all the Kangaroos across from Savannah Large 01. Adopt a West African Giraffe into Savannah Large 01 to satisfy the Giraffe’s social needs (the Kangaroos in Outback small will be fine as they are),
Upgrade Restroom 01 to level 3,
Build Lion Mascot 01 and Burger Barn 01, both level 3,
Increase Admission Price to high,
Hire an additional 2 x level 3 Janitors,
Build a second Restrooms and upgrade to level 3,
Monitor happiness levels – I had to upgrade the Janitor’s Office and hire another level 3 Janitor,
When the previous one runs out, run a High intensity TV/movie ad campaign,
With all the other requirements met, you should satisfy the $50,000 challenge with around 6-8 minutes left.

ZOO 3: INDIA - ONE MORE NEW ARRIVAL
Research and build Zoo Keeper Station 01 (staff with 2 level 3 Keepers) and Janitor’s Office (staff with 2 x level 3 Janitors),
Move 3 Kangaroos from Outback Medium 1 to Outback Medium 2 and 1 Kangaroo to Outback Medium 3 – breeds to not matter,
Build grass and leaves feeding station in Outback Medium 2,
Build a cleaning station in Outback Medium 3,
Build a Modern Tumbler activity centre Enrichment in Outback Medium 1,
Upgrade Balloon Shop 01, Soft Drink Stand 01 and Rest Rooms 01 to level 3,
Research Red Kangaroos,
Research Breeding Centre,
Research and adopt 2 x male and 2 x female Red Kangaroos into Outback Medium 1,
Photograph a male and a female separately,
Hire Breeding Expert and assign to Outback Medium 1,
Research Animal Breeding (Top Cat and Lion-el Richie),
From here you just need to monitor happiness levels. Upgrade existing buildings to level 3 and/or build new ones as required. Animal variety will drop, so make sure everything else stays solid green. Setting Admission Price to Low will reduce guests’ expectations and make things a little easier,
Unfortunately, pregnancies occur at random but you should get one with around 25 minutes on the clock,
First Red Kangaroo baby should take 12-15 minutes from the pregnancy notification – don’t forget to photograph it to complete the scenario.

ZOO 4: CHINA - THE BIG MOVE
Research and build a Zoo Keepers Station and staff with – 2 x level 3 Keepers,
Build a Debarked Basher rope toy enrichment in Savannah Medium 02,
In Grasslands Medium 01 adopt 1 Arabian Oryx Antelope,
Hire 2 x level 3 Janitors,
Research Bush Grove Mini-Exhibit,
Upgrade Rest Room 01 to level 3
Upgrade Lion Topiary 01 to level 3,
Upgrade Lion Mascot 01 to level 3,
Build Bush Grove 1 and research and adopt 1 x Brown and 1 x Peregrine Falcon,
Build Rest Room 02 and upgrade to level 3,
Build Balloon Shop 01 and upgrade to level 3,
Build Bush Grove 2 and research and adopt 1 x New South Wales and 1 Victorian Koala,
Upgrade Burger Barn 01 to level 3,
Build Bush Grove 03 and adopt 1 x Common Barn Owl and 1 Sooty Owl,
Build Bush Grove 04 and adopt 1 x Common Brushtail and 1 x Common Ringtail Possum, plus a 3rd (whichever is cheapest),
Build Bush Grove 05 and adopt 1 x Common and 1 x Southern Hairy-Nosed wombat,
Hire a 3rd level 3 Janitor. I moved the Janitor’s Office to the centre to ensure coverage,
Research and build Outback Medium 01,
Set the Admission Price to high,
Adopt 1 of each Kangaroo into Outback Medium 01,
The original animals should be close to level 15. Animal Variety happiness will plummet once you start removing animals, so best to wait until they’re all lvl 15. Leave the Antelopes in Grasslands Medium 1 to last as the Arabian Oryx we adopted right at the start will be left alone and might lower animal happiness levels,
While waiting, I hired another 2 x level 3 Janitors, built another level 3 Rest Room, upgraded Coffee Shop 01 to level 3, upgraded Soft Drink Stand 01 to L3, and built a level 3 Lemur Keeper to keep things in the green,
Release the 15 original animals to finish the scenario. They are:
- Roan Antelopes x 3 in Grasslands Medium 01,
- Common Hippos x 2 in Grasslands Small 01,
- Siberian Tigers x 2 in Alpine Medium 01,
- Masai Lions x 2 in Savannah Medium 01,
- South African Giraffes x 3 in Savannah Medium 02,
- Ring-Tailed Lemurs x 3 in Tropical Rock 01.
They should be ready for release with 15-20 minutes left on the clock.

ZOO 5: AUSTRALIA - MAIN SQUARE
Research Print Advertising
Build a level 1 Lion Mascot,
Run a Very High intensity Print advertising campaign – repeat when they end for the whole scenario,
Research and build a Janitors Office and hire 1 x level 3 Janitor,
Research and build an Outback Medium exhibit. Equip it for Kangaroos and adopt 4 x Antilopine Kangaroos,
Research and build a Zoo Keeper Centre and hire 2 x level 3 Zoo Keepers,
Upgrade Soft Drinks Stand 01 to level 2,
Build Tropical Rock 01 and adopt 3 x Ring-Tailed Lemurs,
Build Tropical Rock 02. Research Black-rumped Agouti then adopt 1 x Azara’s and 1 x Black-rumped Agouti,
Upgrade Tasmanian Devil Plaza 01, Restrooms 01 and Lion Mascot 01 to level 2,
Research and build Bush Grove 01. Research and adopt 2 x Common Barn Owls,
Build a Burger Barn 01 – leave at level 1 for now,
Research Red and Eastern Grey Kangaroos and adopt one of each into Outback Medium 01,
Hire a second level 3 Janitor,
Research Andean Plateau Medium,
While you wait, build a level 2 Bear Topiary, another Restrooms at level 2, then research and build a level 2 Lemur Keeper,
Build an Andean Plateau Medium and set up for Llamas and Alpacas. Adopt 2 x Suri Alpacas and 2 x Domestic Llamas,
Money will be getting low but you should also unlock the “Guests In Australia” challenge here which gives a $10,000 reward,
Upgrade Burger Barn 01 to level 2. You should reach Fame level 10 which means we can now upgrade all the existing buildings to level 3 as required,
Go back and hire one more Suri Alpaca and then research and adopt 1 x Guanaco Llama,
Hire a third level 3 Janitor,
Research and build a Tropical Medium exhibit. Set it up for Cougars/Jaguars.
Upgrade existing buildings to keep happiness levels solid green – we will eventually be upgrading everything anyway,
Research South American Cougars and adopt 2 into Tropical Medium 01,
Research Central American Jaguars and adopt 2 into Tropical Medium, along with 2 x Goldman’s Jaguars – money will low so you may want to wait until there are level 6 animals available but bear in mind that this will satisfy the “Animals In The Park” challenge along with a $10,000 reward,
We just need to reach Fame level 18 now. Set the Admission Price to High and Fame build. Don’t forget Janitors for cleanliness and Restrooms. Once you reach Fame level 18, the scenario is complete!

The achievement will unlock shortly after the completion screen appears in Zoo 5.

I hope this helps! Please leave a comment or send me a PM if you have any suggestions or improvements.
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