Once you’ve prepared for your expeditions, it’s time for your research to begin!
Placing a die on the board’s fourth location, the Academy, will allow you to pick an Animal to study. Your die must be the same color as the Animal card you wish to take, and depending on the value of your die, you’ll also get a number of Reputation points.
Each player has a Reputation track on their board, and your Reputation points will earn you lots of bonuses throughout the game!
Each Animal card has a number of characteristics, defined by four Types: its category (bird, reptile or mammal), its diet, its habitat, and its preferred climate.