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Tap Zoo'ers, another recent update has brought with it new animals, achievements, crossbreeds, and staff.
Version 1.8.2 was released on May 26 which contains a fix for a problem on "The Janitor" achievement which would reset the counter of trash collected back to zero.
Content 26 also contains miinor fixes:
All other changes below are included in the Content 25 Update.
Content 25 introduces 17 new crossbreeds, 16 of which can be are attainable using coins only.
For more information on these crossbreeds and for a complete list of crossbreeds, visit the Cross Breeding page.
There are also quite a few new animals that are offered as part of the content 25 update that is available for a limited time. Remember, you can only purchase them on the specified dates. Once those dates expire, you can no longer purchase them.
|African Bullfrog||5,000 Coins||5/16/2011 to 5/30/2011|
|Pere Davids Deer||5,000 Coins||5/30/2011 to 6/6/2011|
|Snow Owl||5,000 Coins||6/6/2011 to 6/13/2011|
|Impala||5,000 Coins||6/13/2011 to 6/20/2011|
|Goliath Bird Eating Spider||5,000 Coins||6/20/2011 to 6/27/2011|
Content 25 added new breeding slots. There are now 8 Breeding slots, however, except for the initial breeding slot which costs just 100 coins, each additional breeding slot will cost you 499 stars.
|Nest||Old Cost||New Cost|
|1st Nest||100 Coins||100 Coins|
|2nd Nest||50 Stars||499 Stars|
|3rd Nest||75 Stars||499 Stars|
|4th Nest||100 Stars||499 Stars|
|5th Nest||Not Available||499 Stars|
|6th Nest||Not Available||499 Stars|
|7th Nest||Not Available||499 Stars|
|8th Nest||Not Available||499 Stars|
Crossbreeding slots have also increased in cost in content 25.
|Cross Breeding Slot||Old Cost||New Cost|
|1st Slot||100 Coins||100 Coins|
|2nd Slot||60 Stars||499 Stars|
|3rd Slot||100 Stars||499 Stars|
|4th Slot||120 Stars||499 Stars|
|5th Slot||120 Stars||499 Stars|
|6th Slot||150 Stars||499 Stars|
|7th Slot||175 Stars||499 Stars|
|8th Slot||200 Stars||499 Stars|
|9th Slot||250 Stars||499 Stars|
|10th Slot||300 Stars||499 Stars|
With new animals comes new staff, which is required in Tap Zoo to take care of all of your owned animals. Without them you will not get a good grade and you will not be able to purchase more animals.
|Ranger Alan||15||27 Stars||100,000|
|Ranger Carrie||9||200,000 Coins||1,800|
|Ranger April||15||1,500,000 Coins||10,000|
|Ranger Arjun||20||5,000,000 Coins||80,000|
Content 25 also allowed you to upgrade your land further than in previous versions. Each land upgrade is also done much more quickly.
|Upgrade||Cost||Old Duration||New Duration|
|1st||3,000 Coins||3 Hours||3 Hours|
|2nd||25,000 Coins||8 Hours||8 Hours|
|3rd||50,000 Coins||12 Hours||12 Hours|
|4th||150,000 Coins||24 Hours||12 Hours|
|5th||200,000 Coins||2 Days||23 Hours|
|6th||200,000 Coins||3 Days||23 Hours|
|7th||250,000 Coins||4 Days||47 Hours|
|8th||250,000 Coins||5 Days||47 Hours|
|9th||350,000 Coins||6 Days||47 Hours|
|10th||400,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|11th||450,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|12th||500,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|13th||600,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|14th||800,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|15th||1,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|16th||2,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|17th||3,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|18th||4,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|19th||5,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|20th||6,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|21st||7,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|22nd||8,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|23rd||9,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|24th to 45th||10,000,000 Coins||7 Days||47 Hours|
|46th to 49th||100,000,000 Coins||N/A||47 Hours|
|50th to 52nd||200,000,000 Coins||N/A||47 Hours|
|53rd to 78th||300,000,000 Coins||N/A||47 Hours|
This is a beginner quest which is available to all players starting at level 6. In fact, the new quest is now a prerequisite of the "Rescue Allison's Animals" quest. There only 4 steps to the quest and you should be able to complete this in a day and a half.
|Platy The Platypus: Step 1||6||Starts 1 hour after reaching level
Crossbreed a River Otter (Fox+ Leafy Sea Dragon) - 10 Hours
|100 Coins, 10 Experience|
|Platy The Platypus: Step 2||6||Get 1 Fountain||100 Coins, 10 Experience|
|Platy The Platypus: Step 3||6||Come back in 2 hours||Unlock Mallard Duck|
|Platy The Platypus: Step 4||6||Crossbreed a Platypus (River Otter + Mallard Duck) - 23 Hours||100 Coins, 10 Experience|