A post Popps made on U.Hall this morning got me to wondering which shard has the most points in their zoo and what happens with each tier. I made a character on every shard and checked out the zoos (Trammel only, unless the shard had no Trammel facet). The current points for each shard as of approximately mid-day today are as shown below, in order from most points to least points. I will attempt to provide updates to these figures in the future, perhaps on a weekly or monthly basis. Tier 8 8,150,321 Catskills Tier 6 6,256,947 Pacific Tier 4 4,458,272 Chesapeake Tier 3 3,994,072 Mizuho 3,734,385 Yamato 3,703,626 Atlantic 3,435,480 Europa 3,361,426 Drachenfels 3,117,250 Izumo 3,103,032 Sakura 3,098,036 Hokuto 3,070,008 Wakoku Tier 2 2,981,369 Azuka 2,957,054 Lake Superior 2,343,562 Great Lakes Tier 1 1,986,736 Legends 1,876,131 Arirang 1,779,729 Sonoma 1,122,530 Baja 1,012,565 Lake Austin Tier 0 999,602 Formosa 965,092 Napa Valley 862,587 Oceania 464,229 Mugen 424,761 Origin 245,485 Balhae 135,242 Siege Perilous The zoo gains the following exhibit when donations are sufficient to push it into the tier: Level 1 - A crane Level 2 - Two gray wolves, two white wolves, and two dire wolves Level 3 - Two polar bears Level 4 - A plague beast, a quagmire, and a bog thing Level 5 - A wyvern Level 6 - A drake and a dragon Level 7 - A changeling (always seems to be in its winged formed) Level 8 - A reptalon Level 9 - A yamandon Level 10 - A sphynx Level 11 - A silver steed Here are a few other things I noticed while out rounding up figures: Sonoma is the only shard with an npc zookeeper (Helga). Yamato, Izumo, Sakura, Hokuto, Wakoku, and Asuka all have an assortment of critters in every exhibit, in addition to any that they might have as a reward for collection points, plus the crane exhibit has water in it. (On Asuka, there is a dolphin in the crane exhibit). On Great Lakes, there is a gray crane named Inu in the crane exhibit. On Oceania, the crane exhibit is empty other than for a black power crystal labeled "A Shadow Key Fragment Resonating With Malice." In the Mizuho zoo, many of the exhibits have wash basins in them, even if they are empty of animals, and I noticed a tree with bananas hanging in it. Mizuho also has a mini zoo in one of the fields outside of New Haven. Drachenfels also has a wall with a sign partially blocking its zoo's south entrance. Below is a list of what the zoo will accept as donations: <ul>[*]Gold. (You get 1 point per 15 gold.) [*]All types of pet wolves (30 points for each). [*]Slimes (45 points for each). [*]Polar bears (45 points for each). [*]Unusual riding creatures (ki-rins, unicorns, nightmares, fire steeds) (250 points for each). [This category might include some other tamables, but I'm not sure what they are. It doesn't include ostards or ridgebacks. ] [*]Beetles (rune, giant, and fire beetles) (300 points for each). [*]Dragons and drakes (400 points for each). [*]Reptalons (550 points for each). [/list] A shard's zoo point total decays over time (exact decay rate is unknown at this time). However, the point total accrued by a particular character does NOT decay and may be used to acquire various types of rewards.