In Zoo Hospital, players begin with 10 wild animal species including: jaguar, zebra, chimp, panda, hyena, kangaroo, lion, eagle, cobra and the endangered fossa.
Gamers must identify and treat their ailments, while checking vital signs and learning how to calm their stressed patients. Players use the Touch Screen and stylus to tackle challenging medical mini-games, including: administering injections, applying ointment, bandaging appendages, pulling teeth, x-raying organs and much more.
Step-by-step tutorials are available for novice practitioners and a Doctor’s Observational Computerized Clipboard will assist players in determining various ailments. A two-player cooperative mode also allows friends to team up to treat their animal charges.