Disco Zoo Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Creating the Ultimate Zoo

Create the best zoo and throw the craziest discos with this Disco Zoo guide of tips, tricks and strategies.

Disco apparently isn’t dead, because I haven’t been able to stop playing Disco Zoo for the past week. Nimblebit is pretty great at creating games that I invest far too much time in (Tiny Death Star, anyone?) and if you’re like me, you won’t be able to rest until you have every animal in your zoo.  Here are some tips to help you build the biggest and most profitable zoo in Discotown. 

Rescue ALL the animals

Animals earn you coins - the more animals you have, the more coins you’ll earn. This might sound like a no brainer but I was tempted to start an exclusively unicorn zoo before I realized that wasn’t my most profitable option.

In total there are 42 different kinds of animals available in Disco Zoo – six animals per each of the seven rescue regions. You can earn the animals by playing the rescue mini-game, which you access through your launch pad. The mini-game might seem daunting at first, but once you recognize the patterns, capturing animals is pretty easy. Lucky for you, I have all the Disco Zoo animal patterns collected here.  

Level up

After you’ve unlocked some of the higher-level regions, it can be easy to forget about your original crew (sorry pigs).  But don’t sell them short! By leveling up animal habitats, the animals inside will stay awake longer and earn coins faster. To level up, just re-rescue the same animal five times, and repeat until you reach the max level. I recommend starting with animals from the Farm or Outback regions because they’re a little bit easier to find.

Utilize Discobux and disco parties  

They don’t call it Disco Zoo for nothin’!

Not only are discos hilarious to watch, but they can really help make your zoo some money. Sleeping animals will wake up to boogie and remain fully awake after the disco is over. Your zoo will also make double the amount of coins.

Disco parties aren’t free unfortunately – they cost Discobux. The price is 1 Discobux for a minute-long disco, 10 bux for an hour and 50 Discobux for 8 hours. While Discobux can be purchased with real money, you can also win them in the animal rescue game or find them scattered around the park. If you have some left over, the in-game currency can also be used to extend rescues missions and speed up construction on habitats.

Collect coins

While your animals are doing their thing, you could be making some extra coins on the side. Zoo patrons have a bad habit of dropping coins on the ground so scoop them up before they disappear.

Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 1K increments so make sure to keep an eye out. Tapping for coins is a great way to pass the time and before you know it, you’ll have enough to purchase that new aircraft you’ve been eyeing.

Read you reviews

If you swipe to the far left of your screen, you can access the zoo office. There, you’ll see all current reviews for your zoo. Don’t get discouraged by bad reviews – they offer helpful suggestions on what changes you could make. Make those changes and you’ll soon be getting good reviews, which can lead to extra coins. Keep an eye out for a pink or grey icon in the top right corner of the screen – this means a new review has come in.

Stay tuned for more Disco Zoo guides to come! 

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Designer, Dovahkiin, and aspiring Disney princess.

Games Disco Zoo Genres FamilySimulation Platforms iOS Tags guidenimblebit 
Published Mar. 7th 2014

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