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Zoo Guardians Game Lets you Build Your Own Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: August 16, 2020 1:20 pm

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Zoo Guardians is a new game from the Smithsonian National Zoo

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

If you’ve ever dreamed of running your own zoo the new game from the Smithsonian National Zoo and Jumpstart Games is the perfect game for you.

Zoo Guardians, released this week sees you take charge of your own zoo where you can provide a home for 58 different animals. In the game you care for your animals, expand the zoo, complete quests and interact with 3D representations of the animals in augmented reality.

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You can build your own zoo

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The game also challenges players to join forces and work to defeat climate change, deforestation and habitat loss.

Zoo guardians features a solid roster of 58 animals ranging from small animals such as the lemur frog up to larger animals such as the elephant. It includes a good mixture of popular zoo species such as gorillas, giant pandas, flamingo, giraffe and lion. You will also discover lesser known species such as the screaming hairy armadillo, pancake tortoise, Panamanian golden frog and burrowing owl.

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Interact with the animals in your zoo

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“Connecting young audiences with wildlife and nature is paramount to our mission to save species,” said Steven Monfort, John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

“With ‘Zoo Guardians,’ we’re thrilled to offer the next generation of conservationists a chance to go behind the scenes and explore how zoos operate, care for animals and work together to save wildlife from extinction. By introducing players to a host of cool creatures in this virtual world, we have a real chance to motivate this generation to save animals in the real world.”

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Zoo Guardians is a new game from the Smithsonian National Zoo

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

The game is recommended for ages 9 and up. It is available through the apple app store and google play store. It is free to download though in app purchases are offered.

“‘Zoo Guardians’ is the perfect game for kids and animal lovers,” said Jim Czulewicz, president and CEO of JumpStart Games. “It gives users the ability to learn about 58 different species in a fun and engaging way. By escalating their Zoo IQ, they’re being challenged, all while becoming a conservation hero.”

Further information on the game is available on its website – Zoo Guardians

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