Best Planet Zoo mods and how to install them

The deer in Planet Zoo.

The deer in Planet Zoo.

The modding community is an important power in the gaming industry nowadays. It unites millions of players and thousands of mod developers who regularly create exciting modifications for various games. Nowadays, on the internet, you can even find the best Planet Zoo mods that change the game for the better.

Even though some Planet Zoo modifications might seem pretty strange, various mods can significantly improve the in-game experience. We've got a run down of the best mods you can install for the game and how to get them working.

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How to install mods for Planet Zoo

Two lions in Planet Zoo.
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Before finding the best mods for Planet Zoo, you'll need to know how to install them. Generally, there are two ways. If you own the Steam version of the game, you only need to search for the most appropriate modification in Steam Workshop and click the button Subscribe. By doing it, the modification will be instantly installed on your PC, and you will be able to enjoy the game with it active.

Unfortunately, the situation is way more challenging if you have a different version of Planet Zoo. In this case, the only source for mods for you is Nexus Mods. You should create a particular Nexus account and download the desired mod on your PC. Afterward, you need to manually put your modification into the ‘ovldata’ folder in the Planet Zoo files.

Best mods for Planet Zoo 2023

Once you know how to install modifications for Planet Zoo, it is time to discover the best mods you can find. Here are our picks.

Safari Animal Mod

Safari Animal mod in Planet Zoo.
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Safari Animal Mod is one of the most popular and extensive modifications you can download nowadays. It was uploaded in September 2021 and has been updated a few times since then.

Safari Animal Mod adds over 40 unique African animals to the game. Moreover, African Crowned Crane, Red River Hog, Olive Baboon, African Forest Buffalo, and others will be added to this modification soon.

More Animal Name Languages

More Animal Name Languages mod in Planet Zoo.
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Even though More Animal Name Languages is a mod created for other modders, this modification is widely used even by average players. This modification only adds more languages for animal names to Planet Zoo, but it is still one of the most exciting mods in the game. Also, take into account that developers regularly update this modification, adding new languages to it.


Awesome Cobra Script Extender is a modification that does not add any new features to the game. But if you tried installing modifications for Planet Zoo, you probably know that it is one of the most important mods you can find. ACSE is a modification that allows other mods to implement various changes in the game using a special Cobra Engine.

Free Building

Free Building mod in Planet Zoo.
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Free Building is one of the most exciting modifications you can install for Planet Zoo. The modification significantly expands the building in Planet Zoo, adding an advanced building mode, path building, and various other features to the game. And if you want to find out everything about this mod, feel free to watch the YouTube video about it.

Capybara Mod

Capybara mod in Planet Zoo.
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The Capybara is one of the most iconic animals in the world. If you head to the internet, you will find thousands of memes about it. As you can probably guess, installing Capybara Mod adds Capybara to Planet Zoo.

Pride Rock

It is nearly impossible to find a person who does not know Pride Rock from the Lion King movie. And installing Pride Rock Mod adds a movable Pride Rock object to Planet Zoo, and it can be used as a shelter with a cave.

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Arizona Adventure

Arizona Adventure mod in Planet Zoo.
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The only disadvantage of Arizona Adventure Mod is that it is available only in Steam Workshop. The modification has been under development for over a year, and it includes 57 unique animal species. Also, Arizona Adventure Mod adds an Adventure Pack that consists of three unique areas and a special zone full of unique exciting animals.

African Lion Remastered

African Lion Remastered mod in Planet Zoo.
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We all know that lions are real kings of the animal world. An African Lion Remastered Mod entirely changes the West African model in Planet Zoo. The modification makes Lions look more realistic and improves the general quality of the in-game 3D mode. Surprisingly, this modification is regularly updated. Therefore, it is likely to bring even more changes in the future.

Domestic Cattle

Domestic Cattle mod in Planet Zoo.
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Domestic Cattle is one of the most beautiful modifications you can download for Planet Zoo nowadays. This modification adds a detailed model of a cow and baby cow to Planet Zoo. The only disadvantage is that the Domestic Cattle mod requires ACSE to work correctly. The developer of this modification has made various other exciting mods too.

New Species Mods

The last modification that needs to be included in this list is all New Species Mods which is available on Nexus Mods. Generally, there are over 500 unique Animal Species mods and as it is impossible to highlight one modification, all of them are worth your attention. Feel free to use the link above to install the mod in a few minutes.

That’s it for the best Planet Zoo mods you can download. As you can see, you can install various unique modifications for the game. Moreover, the number of modifications you can install only increases over time. Therefore, we will keep this article updated to share the latest and the best modifications with you. And while you are still here, make sure to check our list of the best Terraria mods.

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