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Animal Sanctuary and the maximum number of animals


The animal habitat in the smurfs village, similar to the island, is a different section of the game, so it is not limited by the character limit. Even if someone is on the character limit, it is still possible to get animals for the habitat.

The animal habitat has, however, its own character limit. In level 9 (when the habitat can be placed inside the village) it is possible to place up to three new animal “houses” (i.e. a logs, stamps or caves in which one additional animal can live) to the habitat. From then on one additional house can be placed within Doctor Smurf’s Animal Habitat. From level 12 onwards a new house can only be placed every two levels.

The maximum number of houses and hence animals is, at the moment, twenty. After that, even if the village reaches a higher level, no new animal house can be placed. This might change in the future, but at the moment there is no way of getting more than twenty animals at the time.

To place one of the animal houses, simply go to the build menu and buy one. The prices range from 30 to 1000 Coins per house.

If a new animal has been caught and is supposed to be placed inside the habitat when there is no more room available for it, either the new animal can be released by pressing the “Release” button or one of the animals inside the habitat needs to be released and replaced by the new animal.

When an animal is released, its current level will be lost and there is no way to retrieve it.

With the latest version (Grandpa Smurf Update) it is now possible to delete habitats. If animals occupy all of the habitats, an animal has to be released first before the habitat can be deleted.


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  1. Rosa Zosa says:

    After the last update my Red Guinea Pig is missing.
    The habitat counts 8 of 9 animals even I never released any and it's giving less XP.
    How can I get my Red Guinea Pig back?

  2. Sarah says:

    Every time I even touch the animal habitat the app crashes. I can't do anything.

  3. karin says:

    how do I have another animal in the animal habitat?

  4. aisha says:

    how can i buy the bird from peanuts …..i even bought the tree also ….. every time i try to buy a bird ……. some other animal i got

    • Stroumpfette says:

      If you absolutely must have a bird, you can buy it for SB in the menu whike you are inside the sanctuary. Getting a bird when you put out peanuts or any other trears is strictly a game of chance.

  5. Pollejunior says:

    When I buy animals for the sanctuary, I only get squirrels, mice, chipmunks ang guinea pigs. How do I get birds and others? I always scroll the menu so it shows the birds, but I don't get it.

    • Smurfette says:

      there are two ways to get animals, the first one is to buy them with Smurfberries in the build menu, there you should be able to just choose and buy a bird. The other way is to leave out treats for them. The list that shows for each treat only shows the potential animals you can get with that kind of treat. But I have made the experience that it is really rare to get a bird that way, even when I have used a treat that costs Smurfberries. So it is just a game of luck, you can just keep on leaving treats out until you finally get a bird.

  6. Alove420 says:

    I have been playing for awhile and my animal sanctuary lost all my animals! It says I have none.. How can I get them back?! Please help

    • Stroumpfette says:

      Did you release them? If not, it's possible your data has been corrupted. You can restore from the hidden backups. From the blue Play menu tap Options. Then tao ths I con of Papa Smurf's head 16 times. When it appears, tap Recover Village. Preview the most recent file in the list you now see before you. When you find the correct file, overwrite your village with it.

  7. dimeboy says:

    I am max level and have 30 animals in my sanctuary. Is there a limit on the number of animals? I can keep adding more since I have tons of SB's and coins. Thanks in advance.

  8. Juju_14c says:

    When u release an animal does it go into the village or is it just deleted?

  9. Tessa says:

    I seem to have the opposite problem to everyone, i have 11 habitats so can theoretically have 11 animals, i currently have 8 and it lists it as 8/11 animals when i click on it. However when i go into the reserve and click on each habitat they are all listed as population 1- meaning i have 11 animals and no space to add any more, but i don't, i only have 8 and its won't let me add any more animals as all my habitats are apparently full, even though they aren't. HELP ME its really annoying

    • Stroumpfette says:

      If you're sure you don't have the same number of animals as habitats, you should be able to go into the sanctuary build menu and enter move mode and delete unused habitats. if a habitat is associated with an animal, it should warn you that you need to release an animal before it will allow you to delete the habitat. This article discusses the sanctuary:…

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