The Sun Bear disrespect has got to stop!

Hey everyone! This is my first post on this forum. I have been playing zoo games my whole life and love Planet Zoo and the potential it still has!

I've noticed a lot of disrespect thrown the way of the Sun Bear's inclusion into the game. A lot of people saying, "It's just another bear!" Well, boy am I glad to make you a Sun Bear believer! :) They are incredibly unique animals that deserve a spot on this roster. Sun Bears are the world's smallest bear species. They are the size of a large dog!

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They are also the world's only purely tropical bear and have short hair with really long tongues designed for insects (IIRC). They also have sharp long claws to break into coconuts and nests. And are incredibly arboreal.

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They are poached and trapped for the exotic pet trade and bear paw soup. :( So they're important to add for a conservational focus. Furthermore, they are quite abundant in captivity and well represented in zoos.

Now I realize I might be a little biased as I want all remaining bear species in the game (except American Black Bear, maybe cause I'm a Floridian and I'm used to them, but more because they act too much like the Brown Bears and Asain Black Bear in-game already). I think the S bears (Sun, Sloth, Spectacled) are all very unique and deserve spots on this roster but unfortunately due to the Himalayan Brown Bear's inclusion, people are sour to adding more bears to the game. I would love for far more diversity in the animals offered in the game and I understand if you want more small cats or more deer in the game before more bears for example, but please give the Sun Bear a chance, it might grow on you like it did me. :) Now it's one of my favorite animals.
 
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I'm really happy that we will get it, and i can already see the animation with its tongue (knowing Frontier it will be perfect). Yeah it's another bear, but for me it's the most unique one and a very great choice for a future dlc.🐻 👅
 
There is disrespect for them? Didn't notice Than again, I want the spectacled bear, other seals, other penguins, other otters, other domesticated animals... Every animal in PZ has it's right to be their and fits into different zoo projects. But that's also exactly why we need similar species.
 
Are people really complaining about the Sun Bear? ...I don't really pay that much attention...

A lot of people saying, "It's just another bear!"

The Himayalan Brown Bear is "just another bear" ...and to some extent, so is the Formosan Black Bear (it's the least unique subspecies)... as much as I prefer the Sloth Bear, the Sun Bear is a wonderfully weird thing... will be nice to see it in game...
 
@SanRazo618 Welcome to the Forums!
I would love to see Sun Bears in the game. They're a really unique type of bear ❤the
Thank you so much!
There is disrespect for them? Didn't notice Than again, I want the spectacled bear, other seals, other penguins, other otters, other domesticated animals... Every animal in PZ has it's right to be their and fits into different zoo projects. But that's also exactly why we need similar species.
Yea I've seen quite a few people disgruntled with "another bear" being added to the game! Hopefully, they're the vocal minority though! :)
 
Thank you so much!

Yea I've seen quite a few people disgruntled with "another bear" being added to the game! Hopefully, they're the vocal minority though! :)

Haha, I’m among them, I was pretty frustrated to see as much bears when the game was launched that I don’t want more bears take the place of others « essentials » species. When the leak appears, I was disappointed to see it, but wait and see !
 
Haha, I’m among them, I was pretty frustrated to see as much bears when the game was launched that I don’t want more bears take the place of others « essentials » species. When the leak appears, I was disappointed to see it, but wait and see !
Well, look on the bright side... every pack has one "obligate clone" animal... if they add the Sun Bear, then it means whatever else is in this pack (Asian Pack?) will be completely new and unique animals... maybe?
 
Oh it's this Species. I really like them. Just don't know if I will keep them in my Main-Zoo (maybe in a small heated Building due to the small Size) but they will be great for tropical Zoos
 
The Sun Bear is very different than most other bears. I'm fine with similar species, I just worry about them taking the place of diverse species. But this bear is very different from most bears, so it is diverse.
 
I wasn’t aware of anyone disapproving the sun bears inclusion. It seems for the most part to be highly requested. These bears are very unique compared to the current bear roster. Another bear or not I think when it’s all said and done people are going to be happy frontier included them.
 
Haha, I’m among them, I was pretty frustrated to see as much bears when the game was launched that I don’t want more bears take the place of others « essentials » species. When the leak appears, I was disappointed to see it, but wait and see !
I understand, with the limited amount of animals we get it's hard when there's potential for so many others! I hope I didn't come off as disrespectful to you or anyone against their inclusion. I just wanted to highlight the unique aspects of these creatures and share my personal excitement and hopefully teach others about these weird little guys.
Yep, that is the only thing wrong with them. That's why I will always advocate for bigger packs with some similar species to the ones we have.
I think that bigger packs are definitely the solution for people worried about the roster's diversity. "Clones" and similar species would be less of an issue if we didn't feel like the roster slots were so limited.
 
I am usualy pretty "eh, similar animal taking the spot in the DLC" but I got somehwhat excited for the sun bear when I saw the leak. They are really different from the other bears. And I hope to see animation like yawning with their tongues.

And I am all for weird and unusual animals, I like anteater, platypus, cassowary...Bring them more weirdos! :D
 
I am usualy pretty "eh, similar animal taking the spot in the DLC" but I got somehwhat excited for the sun bear when I saw the leak. They are really different from the other bears. And I hope to see animation like yawning with their tongues.

And I am all for weird and unusual animals, I like anteater, platypus, cassowary...Bring them more weirdos! :D
For sure I love the weird ones!
 
Yea I've seen quite a few people disgruntled with "another bear" being added to the game! Hopefully, they're the vocal minority though! :)

I literally haven't seen this once, so I think they must be in the minority. The only thing I've seen in relation to the sun bear is the incessant belief that a SE Asia DLC is coming for some reason.
 
I have no problem with the sun bear in and of itself. It's more the opportunity cost of the sun bear that I'm not so keen on. The time and resources spent on the sun bear could easily be spent on something I'm much more fond of, even something else that's relatively similar to existing species. I could probably come up with a solid two or three full DLC packs' worth of animals from southeast Asia, or arboreal animals, or carnivores, or whatever the theme ends up being before I'd include the sun bear. And again, I want to stress, I have nothing against sun bears. I think they're pretty neat. I just think there's other neater animals out there.

Aaaaand I also think I'd be much more open to them if we didn't already have the Himalayan brown bear. Not gonna lie.
 
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