If you’re relatively new to Jurassic World Evolution 2 then you might be a bit nonplussed about how to transport dinosaurs. The game is pretty good at walking you through certain things with it’s in-game tutorial, but there are a few holes and one of them is how to move dinosaurs to different locations within your park.
It doesn’t take long playing the game to run into the problem. Either you’ve discovered a dinosaur in the wild or one of your hatchery released dinos has broken free and you need to get them back into their enclosure. However, there are very few clues in the game itself and the most obvious solution doesn’t seem to work so you might be tearing your hair out.Advertisement The Response Facility has got a helicopter and you use it to tranquilise the dinosaurs before the logical next step to transport them into an enclosure. However, when you select a task for the Capture Team you can’t do anything with the dinosaurs when they’re out cold and there are no options with the facility to transport them either.
How to transport dinosaurs
The good news is that there is a very easy solution to this, it’s just that it’s a little hidden and the game doesn’t mention it at all, to the best of our recollection. And if it does, it must have been so fleeting as to pass us and probably the majority of new Jurassic World Evolution player by.Advertisement Start by bringing up the side bar menu. This is the one that expands out of the left of the screen and you use it to select buildings and enclosures to place in the park. For PlayStation and Xbox you bring it up by pressing up or down on the directional buttons and then you use these to navigate vertically to select the correct option.
The icon that you’re looking for is a helicopter flying with a large package it’s busy transporting and there’s a directional sign next to it to imply that it should be used for moving things. It’s the second option from the bottom, just above the demolish button, so it’s pretty tucked away. It’s also pretty much the only clue in the game, so if you missed this then it’s easy to get stuck not knowing what to do at this stage.Advertisement When you navigate down to it, it’ll expand out with the word Transport, so select that and you’ll be well on your way. This will give you a slightly altered target when you move around your park and what you need to do is hover over the dinosaurs you want to move, which will change it again to indicate that you can perform a task with them.
Click to confirm the dinosaur you want to move and then move your target to the location you want to transport them to. If there’s anything in the way, you’ll get a red warning note to say that the location is obstructed, so you’ll need to move to a place that remains blue and open for delivery.
Click on the location and this will confirm that you want to place the dinosaur. A new helicopter will fly on in and start the process of re-locating the target. Just remember that you won’t be able to cancel this if you make a mistake, so choose your target location well. If you do make a mistake, you’ll need to go through the process of tranquilizing and transporting them once again to the correct location.
More transport options
There are three more transport variables to be aware of throughout the course of playing Jurassic World Evolution 2. Firstly, you can sell unwanted dinosaurs instead of moving them. To do this, take a look at the options in the bottom left of the screen when you first select the dinosaur. You should see the marker to sell the dinosaur (for PlayStation its the triangle button) – choose this and confirm to get rid of the dinosaurs you don’t need anymore.
Secondly, you’ll need to use the transport function if you have any dinosaurs die on you. This is just inevitable from old age, so don’t worry too much about it, but you can’t just leave the carcass in the park, because it will cause disease and infection, so you need to use the transport system to extract them and dispose of the remains.
Finally, you have a similar situation with injured dinosaurs. You’ll use the mobile veterinary team evaluate their illness and if they’re injured, you’ll need to transport them to the Palaeo-Medical Facility. It’s a similar process to the standard movement of dinosaurs, except instead of dropping them into an enclosure, you drop them into the facility’s medical bay for surgery.