Zookoban is a 2d puzzle game in which you help your animal pals escape the zoo.

All the animals have different skills and characteristics - elephants trample down trees, kangaroos jump over obstacles, beavers build dams and zebras are stripy and horsey-shaped. To escape, they'll have to work together!

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorRobin Johnson
TagsAnimals, blocks, Cute, Pixel Art, wholesome
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen

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Hey, I have a problem with Tame 15, all the animals are on the island, only the fish stays at the end for me. I feel like I have tried everything. Greetings


I managed to finish.

Glad to hear it! Apologies I've not been very responsive recently—personal/medical stuff. Thanks!


Great job on level design. Some of the later levels took some thought to complete.

Thank you!


where the fuck is the polar bear

played this game through 

2 hours

I expect a fucking polar bear


(I'm sorry for my harsh words earlier. This is a very fun and charming game. I simply had a lot of anticipation for the polar bear.)


My apologies for the egregious lack of polar bears in this game. I actually coded a polar bear but by some astonishing blunder I haven't included one in any of the levels. It can walk safely on ice like the penguin, but is "strong" so it can push multiple crates.

I hope you've enjoyed the game all the same, despite its outrageous dearth of arctic ursine predators. No promises, but I'd like to do a level pack update for Zookoban at some point, which would definitely address this defect.


This game is so fun! What a great combination of sokoban and fun zoo animal abilities, feels like a really nostalgic game even though it was only released last year. An instant zooclassic


How do I beat Lateral Slinking? I can't figure out how to get the crates to form a bridge.

Please can I have a reassurance that Castly Rock is solvable?  It's driving me mad >:(

It is. There's a particular combination of animals' abilities that you need to use.

Finally!  Am glad I perservered.   More levels now plz :D

Ah I found this game here! I played this game at y8 before but it's removed so I had to search to find it here :)

Anyways, this game can also be called Zooperation since the animals area cooperating to get out :D

I love cooperative games like this :D

Thanks, glad you're enjoying it! Y8 were using (and monetising) it without my permission, something they seem to have form on.

I'm only seeing Credits when I try to start playing :  (

Hmm, that's not right. What browser are you using? Do you have Javascript enabled and cookies/local storage allowed?

It's Chrome. I keep telling it it's allowed to set cookies, and then it reloads blocking them again. No idea what I'm doing wrong.

Will there be a downloadable version?


Yeah, that's the same result I'm getting. Firefox Private Browsing.

I tried Safari and it worked and it's so fun wow?? I'm maybe a little stuck on tame 7 tho

What browser did you test this in?

Chrome and Firefox 

I can't figure out how to play. What's the first button to click/key to press to get into the game?

The green '1' to start playing from that level.

I don't see that button. Can you show me a screencap of what you see when you start the game? My email is bushwah@outlook.com, or if you know how to do image embeds here you can do that.

I notice also on your creator page versificator.itch.io, the link to your paypal is a duplicate of the link to your amazon wishlist.

On mobile screens you might have to scroll down.

Thanks for spotting the bad link!

Nope, I just don't see any of the levels except "Credits"


This game was such a blast. I sat down expecting to just play a couple levels but ended up going through all 20 of the "tame" ones. I was hooked as soon as I saw the giraffe could extend its neck as a bridge for small animals to use, haha. The mechanics fit really well with the theme and the puzzle design was really solid!