Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate your input. I’m now using NavMesh to make the animals appear more intelligent. Since I’m just simulating random/casual movements NavMesh is fine for me. The wolves are more aggressive now and without intervention they will wipe out all animal friends within a few minutes. However, I had to reduce their number because it got too difficult. Next I will improve the tank controls (far range shots, precise aiming, and probably a turbojet) and then I will increase the number of wolves again.
Yeah, I really like the Cartoon FX assets, they are incredibly versatile and fit cartoon-styled games so well.