Nile Monitors are large lizard-like species that prefer wet situations. They are ideal for novices seeking for a stable income. They are classified as a Least Concern species, which means they are not endangered, hence players will not be awarded with a large number of credits for releasing them into the wild.
Despite this, each hatchling sells for a reasonable 50 CC, and Nile Monitors are simple to obtain and set up, making them perfect for those just getting started in conservation. They breed relatively slowly, with a 10-month incubation period followed by a 4-year maturation period, yet adults can reproduce throughout their lives and have many litters.
Giant Tortoises are slow and cautious, with a massive shell covering their backs. They are classified as Vulnerable but not Endangered, which means their value is higher than many others but will not be among the top credit earners.
Giant Tortoises can be released for a solid 90 CC. They are, however, slow to reproduce, with an incubation time of 8 months and a maturation period of 22 years. While males can reproduce their entire lives, females have a two-year interbirth period, which means it will take them some time to have another batch of kids.
Red Pandas are much smaller than Giant Pandas and have red and white fur. They are classified as Endangered, with Endangered species receiving far more conservation credits than Least Concern or Vulnerable species.
Similarly, releasing a Red Panda awards the player 300 CC. Another advantage is that they reproduce quickly, with an incubation period of only 5 months and a maturation period of 1.5 years. They also have a short interbirth interval of 12 months, however unlike other species, they become sterile at 15 years of age.
African Elephants, the largest terrestrial mammal alive today, are gentle giants who are generally seen as a symbol of wisdom or good fortune. They are classed as Endangered, with wild populations believed to number in the hundreds of thousands.
Each African Elephant releases for a massive 1200 CC, reflecting its size and conservation status – the only problem is that they take a long time to mate. They have a 22-month incubation period and take 15 years to completely grow. While they stay infertile for life, they also have a 108-month interbirth interval.
These striped and dangerous large cats are among the most recognisable wildlife on the planet. They, like many other species, are classified as Endangered, with only a few thousand remaining in the wild.
On average, Bengal Tigers can be released for 300 CC. They breed quickly, with only a 3-month incubation period and a 4-year maturation period. It is unknown whether they become sterile, and they have a 36-month interbirth interval.
Cheetahs, the animal world’s speedsters, are spotted large cats that can reach incredible speeds on land. They are classified as Eggy Car, with only 6,000 – 7,000 wild individuals.
Despite this, Cheetahs can be sold for a fairly reasonable 900 CC. What makes them even better is that they reproduce at a faster pace than other species that earn comparable amounts of CC, such as elephants. Cheetahs have a three-month incubation period and take two years to reach full maturity. They become sterile after 12 years and have a 19-month interbirth interval.
West African Lion
Lions are one of Planet Zoo’s most popular and profitable animals. And they are by far the best animal for earning conservation credits. They are listed as Critically Endangered, with as few as 250 remaining in the wild. Because they are rare, players will be able to earn a lot of CC by releasing them.
Each Lion costs roughly 900 CC, and because they are polygamous, one male may be placed in an enclosure with up to 30 females, allowing users to constantly breed them. This, combined with their rapid reproduction rates, will provide a consistent stream of conservation credits while simultaneously attracting a large number of visitors. No other animals can compete with the West African Lion in terms of creating CC.
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