Jurassic World Evolution is out and it's a lot of fun, but one thing the game never really makes clear is what dinosaurs can live together - from different sizes to mixing herbivore or carnivore.
To save you hours of expensive experimentation, here's our guide to explaining what dinosaurs can live together in Jurassic World Evolution and their compatibility!
Jurassic World Evolution - What Dinosaurs Can Live Together Guide
Here's our general guide to what dinosaurs will tolerate each other, but bear in mind this is not a record of every animal's social needs, nor is it what population will be tolerated - we're talking about dinosaur mixing only, and which dinosaurs can mix with each other. In general size is the deciding factor.
- All herbivores will mix with each other - be warned though that they all have different needs, so a paddock that works for Triceratops will not work for Brachiosaurs.
- Small Herbivores > No Carnivores - small herbivores such as Gallimimus or Archaeornithomimus live peacefully with other herbivores, and work well in herds, but do not put them with any size of carnivore or they'll end up as lunch!
- Medium or Large Herbivores > Small Carnivores - they'll threaten each other, but otherwise will tolerate each other. We wouldn't suggest doing this, though, as some of the medium herbivores have no defence against predators. A medium herbivore for example is a Triceratops or an Anklosaurus, and a large herbivore is a Brachiosaurus - who stays pretty safe as it's just too big.
- No Same Size Carnivores! - Most carnivores will tolerate members of their own species (apart from the biggest), but do not pair them with any carnivores their own size or they will continually fight until they die. So don't put a Velociraptor in with a Deinonychus, or a T-Rex in with a Spinosaurus or Ceratosaurus.
- Make sure there are separate Meat Feeders and Water Areas - while carnivores of different species will live together, larger predators will panic smaller ones and may chase them away from food or water, which will decrease their comfort - and they may try to break out!
- Small Carnivores > Medium or Large Carnivores - small predators such as Velociraptor, Dilphosaurus or Deinonychus will threaten carnivores larger than themselves, but otherwise will live peacefully.
- Medium or Large Carnivores - other than with small predators, the medium and large carnivores from Ceratosaurus all the way up to Indominus Rex will not tolerate any other predators and they'll kill each other.
- Medium Carnivores Social - 2-3 of same species - judge based on the Social stats, but generally speaking the medium predators will accept a small number of their own species without losing comfort. Ceratosaurus will accept up to 3 in one pen, and Spinosaurus will accept up to 2. The Indoraptor, however, is the odd one out as it has to stay alone.
- Large Carnivores Social - only 1 of same species - the largest carnivores, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Indominus Rex, have to stay alone. They will accept a few small carnivores like Raptors, but nothing else - not even their own species.
Check out our further guides to Jurassic World Evolution elsewhere on the site. Here's how to get the Fallen Kingdom DLC dinosaurs or the Deluxe Edition dinosaurs, and here's how to unlock all buildings such as the First-Person Gyrosphere and Monorail!